Maureen Paley is pleased to announce the first of two screenings at the gallery featuring films by Daria Martin and Erik van Lieshout that will be shown in London for the first time. The second screening will present the work of Morgan Fisher from 4 – 7 April following the solo show at the gallery by Michael Krebber from 16 February – 31 March. The films will be on show during gallery opening hours.

Daria Martin Sensorium Tests, 16mm, 10 mins, 2012
Funded by The Wellcome Trust & Arts Council England

Sensorium Tests is Martin’s most recent film and was shown for the first time as part of her solo exhibition at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, in 2012. In the film Martin (born 1973) questions how sensations might be created and shared between people and objects through the real-life neurological phenomenon of synaesthesia – the joining together of normally separate perceptions such as ‘hearing colors’, ‘smelling words’ and ‘tasting shapes’. The film specifically focuses on Martin’s research into ‘mirror-touch synaesthesia’. Set in a laboratory a woman is tested for her capacity to respond to sensory stimuli while two researchers, hidden behind a one-way mirror, look on.

Previous solo exhibitions include Sensorium Tests, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK, 2012; Three M Commission: Minotaur, touring exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, New Museum, New York, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2009-10; Manifesta 7, Trentino – South Tyrol, Italy, 2008; S.M.A.K., Ghent, 2007; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2006, Kunsthalle Zürich, 2005, and the Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2005. Martin’s trilogy of films In the Palace (2000), Birds (2001) and Close Up Gallery (2003) were acquired by the Tate and were on display at Tate Britain in 2008. In 2013 she will have a solo show, One of the Things That Makes Me Doubt at ACCA: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.