Maureen Paley is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of new work by Seb Patane.

In his new series of works Patane prolongs his ongoing interest and research into ideas of the collected object and of sound, extended narrative and aspects of performance seen as a metaphor for different levels of human achievement. The new wall-based and three dimensional works in the lower gallery employ an array of different assembled images, from esoteric band’s record covers to old theatre posters to cult books and period magazine photographs.

The installation in the upstairs gallery meanwhile extends Patane’s interest in sound, combining ideas of experimental industrial music, through the use of a new original sound piece, with the visual iconography of street rioting and protest. A loose reference to the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo’s ‘noise machine’ is paired with an attraction to the avant-garde idea of noise as innovative musical sound and offered as a concept of active/passive dissent and rebellion. This becomes symbolic in expressing contrasting ideas of conquest and failure.

Seb Patane’s group exhibitions include While Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body at Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zürich in 2006 and Prague Biennial 2 in 2005. He was nominated for the Beck’s Future’s Award in 2006.