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Markets comprises a physical framework of renewed and re-designed CRT monitors by The Block, and a multi-channel video and sound installation by Charlotte Prodger.

The Block was set up in 2007 by Matthew Fitts with the primary purpose of acquiring and refurbishing obsolete Hantarex and Sony Cube video monitors. This activity is based around an interest in their formal qualities, rapid obsolescence and widespread use among artists. For this exhibition, The Block has designed and produced a new hybrid monitor which splices formal qualities of both the Hantarex and Sony models.

Charlotte Prodger’s installations and performances reroute elements of display and design alongside decontextualised narratives, to create an itinerant space of desire. Multiple subjectivities and coded erotics are held in tension with the pared-back formalism of her installations, in which the rectilinear forms of AV technology echo those of minimalist sculpture. The Hantarex monitor has been a core component of Prodger's installations and she has recently built display mechanisms specifically to fit their form.

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Markets. The Block and Charlotte Prodger

The Block  (Matthew Fitts), Charlotte Prodger

CHELSEA space, London