Accretor is made up of the following works by Adam Chodzko:
Deep Above (2016), single screen video with sound, 28 mins.
Sleepers (2016), single screen video with sound, 3 mins.
I See Through Every Image (a planting template for Belladonna seeds) (2013), Fortuna poster, plywood, perforated full stops, Belladonna seeds, cup and compost.
Mask-Filter (2004), Camera lens adapter (for 35mm cameras), fish bones, telephone wire, thread.
First exhibited at Annely Juda Fine Art, London as a group exhibition of the shortlisted artists for the 2018 David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant.
Accretor produces a new system from a series of existing artworks, each individually conceived as attempts to catalyse a ‘true’ vision of us, the viewer, both in relation to one another and in relation to the world. The parts here attempt to act together to manoeuvre us closer to a form of ‘real seeing’, through steering us through various filters and guides. Collectively the parts hope that they might, perhaps, ignite perception, if only they could find the right relationship with each other?
This accretion of previous works is an attempt to open up an ecology of attention, particularly around our impasses, blindspots and disavowals, our constant slipping away from comprehension, empathy, engagement, when things apparently beyond us seem to be going their own way; quite well (or terribly) without us.
As with all of Chodzko’s artworks Accretor is the result of trying to make a something that is emerging (necessarily in a faltering way), appearing to be making itself as the viewer encounters it.