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Platform 2017: Christopher Daubney

Christopher Daubney

7 - 11 September 2017

Preview: 7 September / 6pm / All welcome


Christopher Daubney has just graduated from the University of Northampton with a Fine Art BA (Hons) degree. 

Christopher Daubney uses objects, sound, video and performance to conflate technological dissonance and ideological dissensus through mis-use, spectacle and humour.


"In broad terms, my work is concerned with the fragmentation of art - its making, its dissemination, its rendition and its re-appropriation - and the potentials of video, sound, objects, performance and text to engage viewers with works of art. While developing an ostensibly research-led practice, I have tended towards themes and methods of artistic enquiry that sustain my interest in the dualism between destruction and reconstruction, the relationship between consumerism and violence, and the work of art as object, as process and as residue.


Following a narrower pathway of research in the past two years, I have been coordinating extensive groundwork for studies in sound in art and aural culture & politics, examining and reappraising a dialectic betweenauditory cognisance and historical ocularcentrism in Western cultures. This also has led to an increased consideration of spectatorship, audience and participation - several modes of viewing and relational practices that may or may not be discerned in my work but which nonetheless haveunderpinned an on-going series of scenarios, actions, propositions and interventions; e.g., Humanity is Still a Work in Process is a continuing body of work that investigates power, consumerism, conspicuous production and political subjectivity by way of (domestic) objects and sound.


Exhibitions include: Free Range Shows, 2017, at Old Truman Brewery, London, UK ; Fresh, 2017, at Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology, University of Northampton, UK; MK Calling 2017, a group exhibition at MK Gallery; Freee-Carracci-Institute, 2016, a collaboration with members of Freee Art Collective, NN Contemporary; Showcase, 2016, an exhibition with four other invited artists at MK Gallery; and a collaborative performance with London-based artist Dominic Allan in 2015. The artist was selected for the second round of the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2017.


Exhibition generously supported by Feonic. 





Platform 2017

31 August -

25 September 2017


Four solo exhibitions of exceptional work by graduating students from around the region, selected by MK Gallery from University of Bedfordshire, University of Northampton and University of Hertfordshire. 


One Platform exhibitor will be nominated by MK Gallery for the South East regional Platform Graduate Award, for a chance of winning £2,500 and a twelve month mentoring scheme. 


Platform exhibitors:

Simon Harutyunyan

25 August -

4 September

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Christopher Daubney

7 - 11 September

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Dominyka Barauskaite

14 - 18 September

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Elizabeth Cahill

21 - 25 September

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