Video with sound, 34cm x 23cm of land, and legal contract ...between
Kunal Singh and Southwark Council, through the solicitors Denton
London Gallery collection and Contemporary Art Society.
Adam Chodzko organised the purchase of a square foot of land in
Southwark and gave it as a gift to a stranger. In Chodzko's video
work 'Settlement' this tiny patch of turf (the same dimensions
as the camera frame that films it), is recorded, whilst the legal
document that deals with its transaction acts as a script for the
land's new owner; one from which they begin to explore the parameters
of their new space. Shifting between a portrait and a landscape
'settlement' becomes a description of both a place and
a person and the precarious and elaborate web of issues and rituals
that attempts to connect them.