The Concept Space finally announces it’s collaboration with Kris Day in form of the exhibition ‘TERRAFORMS’. The exhibition which features artists Blue Firth, Anna Hughes, Rafal Topolewski, Josephine Baker, Joel Wyllie, Frank Kent, Charile Duck, Molly Palmer, Adam Shield and the band The Leaf Library opens with private view on Thursday 5th July.
Quoting the work of Siegfried Kracauer was a German writer, journalist, sociologist, cultural critic, and film theorist in Calico-World (1926) “The real world is only one of the many possibilities that can be moved back and forth; the game would remain incomplete if one were to accept reality as a finished product. That is why objects are stretched and shortened, make-believe objects are sprinkled among the existing ones, and miraculous apparitions are created without hesitation”.
The exhibition brings together a group of artists and performers whose works conjure off-kilter spaces and sounds that suggest arcane kingdoms and parallel realities. Throughout the exhibition familiar reference points help to orientate us to our surroundings – architectural forms, glimpses of the natural world – a leaf here, a staircase there. But look closely and the stairs are inverted, the leaf just an outline. These figurative touchstones are in the process of disappearing becoming ghostly apparitions half seen through a smudged surface, some blurred pigment, seeping through oil soaked paper. Images and half completed sculptural forms are there but not there, here but not quite here. They speak of spaces under construction, of archaeological remnants from forgotten cultures, of the transfer of one world into another, of spaces once inhabited, of spaces waiting to be occupied.
TERRAFORM runs from 06 – 28th July 2018.