Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know, Installed at The NewBridge Project, Gateshead Mar - Sept 2020 (photos by Matt Pickering)

Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know
The NewBridge Project, Gateshead
7 - 17 Mar / 1 - 25 Sept 2020

Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know is a presentation of new works by Chris Alton. The exhibition draws upon numerous, overlapping areas of concern, including; climate change, economics, colonialism, classical mythology, and science fiction. These topics are explored through a short sci-fi story, a display of real and imagined currencies, a textile banner, and a video essay.

In 2019 Chris was invited to undertake a commission with The NewBridge Project regarding the ‘solidarity economy’. The solidarity economy is defined by the shared pursuit of the following values: commitment to equal decision-making, active opposition to all forms oppression, ecological sustainability, acting in solidarity, fostering a variety of approaches, and system change. He led workshops with The Comfrey Project and Re:Co:Co - two organisations engaged with the solidarity economy - regarding alternative forms of exchange, climate change, and speculative fiction.

View the exhibition text, research diagram, list of works, and suggested resources here
View the currency display guide here


Interviews & Press:
Chris Alton: Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know, Lesley Guy, Corridor 8, 25/03/2020

Credits (exhibition):
Artist: Chris Alton
3D Modelling: Chris Mewies (Mewies Design)
Exhibition technician & furniture fabrication: Joseph Shaw

Credits (film):
Artist & Director: Chris Alton
Script: Chris Alton
Soundtrack: StevieRay Latham
Voiceover: Louise Todd
Sound Recordist (Voiceover): Craig Pollard

Commissioned by:
The NewBridge Project, Newcastle/Gateshead

With thanks to:
Niomi Fairweather, Programme Director, The NewBridge Project
Rebecca Huggan, Director, The NewBridge Project
The Comfrey Project, Newcastle/Gateshead (Participant group)
Re:Co:Co, Newcastle (Participant group)

Funded by:
Arts Council England
Community Foundation, Newcastle