Adam Chodzko Installation view at Tate St Ives, 2008 three

Adam Chodzko
Installation view at Tate St Ives, 2008

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The three works in the Apse all deal with very specific, particular locations. The ants in Ants Choose Position for Sequins 2003 are photographed at two second intervals, as they make decisions about where to place the coloured sequins that have been scattered on their anthill.

Turning Point 2007 is a dreamlike narrative: a sequence of peculiar events that occur on the middle of a road bridge, halfway between Copenhagen and Malmö.

In Settlement 2004 the camera frames a small area of turf, a square foot of land that Chodzko purchased in Southwark, London and gave as a gift to a stranger. On the soundtrack we hear the voice of the new owner reading out the legal document that sets out the parameters of the transaction. The settlement describes the relationship of the place to the person and reveals the complexity of issues that surrounds such an apparently innocent but socially and legally complex act.

Adam Chodzko Installation view at Tate St Ives, 2008 four

Adam Chodzko
Installation view at Tate St Ives 2008

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