Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Image from Maryam Jafri, Mouthfeel, 2014, 21:34 min, 2K HD video with sound. Courtesy the artist
Gasworks is a contemporary art organisation established in 1994. Located on Vauxhall Road, it is an open studio for artists, and hold several exhibitions a year. Up until the 18th May, the space is showcasing Maraym Jafri, who working in video production, performance, and photography. Her latest project, Mouthfeel, raises issues over the ethical standard of business consumerism. Her twenty-one minute film places a husband and wife discussing their food production industry in the back of a limo. The wife, who is played by Jafri, shows concern over a potential health problem with one of their products, while the husband tries to cover it up.
The short film uses both original material, and found footage, which act as commercial breaks, as if you were watching a show on television. Mouthfeel is accompanied by a series of photo-text works called, Product Recall: An Index of Innovation. It brings together 'still life' food photography of products that failed to reach the market.
The exhibition is free to visit, and on the 13th May, you can also attend a free lecture-performance by Maryam Jafri. She will select various advertisements, and put them in historical context.