Channel 6

Jennifer Martin
October 26, 2019
 to November 30, -0001

Free & open to all

Before the age of digital TV, UK viewers had five options for flicking. ‘Channel 6’ encompasses the past of the pre-digital era and the imagined future.

The moving image installation includes four segments broadcast by ‘Channel 6’. These segments oscillate from places of power to sites of resistance.

One of the key characters in the exhibition is an anthropomorphic immigration van developed in collaboration with 3D illustrator Tadeo Soriano. Inspired by children’s vehicle rides in the Whitgift Centre, the immigration van is an omnipresent force of anxiety and oppression. The character’s presence extends beyond the screen and is superimposed throughout the exhibition.

The performance, ‘Look but don’t Look’ charts the history of teeth from the beginning of the British Empire to its current form, the recounting of history laying bare the research behind ‘Channel 6’. Throughout the exhibition run, the text can be heard in the space at the front of the gallery.

black curtains pulling apart to show a screen peeking though. wallpaper of trucks and vans are next to the curtains


Jennifer Martin (b 1990) is based in London, working with moving image, photography and installation. Martin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (2018) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2013). Martin was awarded the Stuart Croft Foundation Education Award 2018, is artist-in-residence at Kingsgate Workshops 2019/20 and is part of the FLAMIN Fellowship 2019. Upcoming solo exhibitions and commissions include Primary, Nottingham, UK (2019); Turf Projects, London, UK (2019); Cypher BILLBOARDS, London, UK (2019). Recent group exhibitions include Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK (2019); arebyte Gallery, London, UK (2018); Lychee One Gallery, London, UK (2017); and Fundación Botín, Santander, ES (2015).

Listen to the audio description of this exhibition below

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