Sarah Morris: Machines do not make us into machines 2018, c Sarah Morris.  Photo cTom Powel Imaging. Courtesy White Cube

Sarah Morris: Machines do not make us into machines 2018, c Sarah Morris.

Photo cTom Powel Imaging. Courtesy White Cube

SARAH MORRIS

WHAT? Machines do not make us into Machines 

WHERE? White Cube, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Free admission

WHEN? 17th April - 30th June 

WHY GO? To be mesmerised!  Artist and film maker Sarah Morris may not be an instantly recognisable name but in the artworld, she is mega famous. Her bold graphic style is feted by celebs and has been shown the world over, from the Guggenheim to the Pompidou Centre while her films are works of art in their own right and this is a golden opportunity to bone up on both . 

View her new hypnotic ‘Sound Graph’ paintings whilst watching her most recent seminal film that has created a real buzz, Abu Dhabi (2017).  Though it’s an hour long, catch just a snatch and you’ll get the picture. 

IN THE KNOW Shown in London for the first time, Abu Dhabi was commissioned for the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and screened initially at the Abu Dhabi Art fair.  It swings from deserts to stadiums, falcons to fish markets and depicts a rapidly changing society. 

Not surprisingly, it took four years to produce, several scouting trips and intensive research and the result is a work of graphic beauty that says so much without actually saying anything vocal, as it’s just accompanied by haunting electronic music.