Zayne Armstrong
‘‘‘A general invitation, watching a farce and plans to stage an infatuation’’’

A general invitation, watching a farce and plans to stage an infatuation stages the production of a film, depicting a series of distractions in the audience of an indirectly related theatrical production. The role of an audience's site as a socially exciting environment is employed as the context and conditions for the staging of an infatuation. The secrecy local to the voyeur is explored through a socially minded expanded cinema production, where the idea of audience as performer is implied, but the focus is instead on highlighting the attention deficit always present and even duplicitous characteristics of this static public. The film produced from this scenario will be screened on the exhibition website.


"My practice as a filmmaker is primarily oriented around devising a space for temporary and contingent communities, exploring the possibility of many voices and practices inhabiting a common authorship. Much of the material of these films problematizes the properties of sites of production and the representation methods local to the ‘biopic’ as a celebratory presentation of the singular subject."

Zayne Armstrong (1986, USA / UK) lives and works in Rotterdam. Zayne is currently completing a Master Fine Art at Piet Zwart Institute. He was awarded a Bachelor in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, London and a Bachelor Fine Art 4D from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include JARS OF SWEETS, BAGS OF SEEDS, JARS IN STORES, BAGS IN STORES, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland (2012); (Master Fine Art Interim Show), Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2012); Sym-Posium: Life will be frozen peaches and cream baby, dream your dream!, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2012); Linda, De Kunstinstitutie, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2011); Programme Three: The Studio as Non-Place, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Australia (2011); Needed By Things, Furnished Space, London, UK (2011); Testing Ground: Time Scale, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK (2011); Against Gravity, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2010); No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London, UK (2010); Die Fuge – La Cueva de Cristal, Mark Morgan Perez Garage, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010); An invitation, a score and plans to re-make ‘Slow Motion,’ Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart, Germany (2009-2010) and I don’t know how close I am to a mountain AND You must have something to do with this, Auto Italia South East, London, UK (2010).