Using a wide range of media, including video, installation and sound, Gussin’s practice explores the ways in which mass communications mediate our experience of reality. His works often unfold as events, presenting viewers with a set of coordinates that redistribute common perceptions of time, space and movement. Drawing upon cinematic and literary references, notably science fiction, his pieces displace viewers’ expectations though sublime translations that convey a longing to be in another time or place. Gussin’s works often suggest a potential narrative or the pre-eminence of an occurrence just beyond the viewer’s grasp. His film “Spill” (2006) documents a strange fog as it slowly envelops the shrubland and desolate buildings of Mitcham Common in South East London at night, before retreating as mysteriously as it came, giving rise to questions of presence and absence, what is show and what is hidden.
Graham Gussin lives and works in London. He has exhibited internationally and recent exhibitions include: ‘Terrain Vague’, Henry Moore Foundation Contemporary Projects, 50th Venice Biennale 2003; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 2002; New Media Space, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2001; Kunsthalle Aarhus, Denmark, 1999; Camden Arts Centre, London 1997; and Chisenhale, London, 1993. Group exhibitions include ‘En Route’, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2002; ‘Intelligence’, Tate Britain, 2000; Media City Seoul, Korea, 2000; British Art Show 5, National Touring Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, toured to Edinburgh, Southampton, Cardiff and Birmingham; Melbourne Biennal, 1999; ‘Material Culture’, Hayward Gallery 1997; Institute of Cultural Anxiety, ICA, London, 1994.