The Infinite Mix – London, UK

2016 – Completed

In 2016 the Hayward Gallery staged a pop-up exhibition called The Infinite Mix, at The Store, the iconic Brutalist building on The Strand. Delvendahl Martin developed and designed the exhibition, working with the curators and each artist to develop a series of separate visual and acoustic spaces within the open plan venue. The exhibition featured ten audio-visual artworks by leading international artists.

In each of the works in this exhibition the interplay between moving image and sound was crucial. Most of the artists had composed, commissioned or remixed soundtracks that related to the visual element of their work in unexpected ways, and were audacious in their exploration of a wide range of subjects. The work in The Infinite Mix addressed tumultuous histories and cultural tensions in ways that were thought-provoking as well as deeply entertaining. They also pointedly remixed notions of history and fiction, the real and the staged, and the sublime and the everyday.

Drawing on varied genres including documentary filmmaking, music video, experimental film and theatrical performance, these artworks dispensed with straightforward storytelling and unfolded in a manner akin to musical compositions. Together, they expanded the ways in which we experience moving images and sound, and opened up new veins of meaning in art’s potentially ‘infinite mix.’

Artists included Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller with Cecilia Bengolea, Stan Douglas, Cyprien Gaillard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Cameron Jamie, Kahlil Joseph, Ugo Rondinone, Rachel Rose and Elizabeth Price.