Exhibitions

a balloon that flew
Venue: The Arches Project, B9 4EE Birmingham
Contact: 0121 772 0852 (Evette)
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Dates: 10-05-2019 to 14-05-2019
a balloon that flew
“I used to sit inside an empty green round plastic tub. I had ropes which were to be used to connect this improvised basket to a balloon. This balloon obviously never flew but I did.” a balloon that flew is about repressed needs and feelings, those that have been deleted and/orreprogrammed by society. It is about looking for and reawakening our purest, unstained self, through evoking a simpler era, a simpler being – childhood, a child.Exploring alienation/evasion/obliviousness, pieces take form that exaggerate in scale and momentum childhood gestures and memories. There is not a search for beauty and wonder but for questioning and liberation – how can childhood play inform, extend and disturb a socially acceptable ‘adult’ and the world it was created in/from?The exhibition is populated by diverse media (painting, sculpture, video, performance) that combines in overwhelming sets/installations of odd, DIY-like objects/pieces which expand on the artist’s child-like mentality/attitude...
view//point - pop-up exhibition
Venue: Unit 5, FarGo Village, CV1 5ED, Coventry
Contact: view.point.popup@gmail.com
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Dates: 08-04-2019 to 11-04-2019
view//point - pop-up exhibition
'view//point' consists of a pop-up exhibition/gallery space created by Rodrigo Costa and Saul Motiejaitis, which puts in contrast two different ways of responding to our current world and society. Rodrigo's work reveals an intimate research into ways of reawakening the purest, unstained, organic self (of the artist and the audience), by evoking a simpler era, a simpler being – childhood, a child. Through the exploration of the states of alienation, evasion and obliviousness associated with these, the interest for (self)questioning and (self)liberation outgrows the one for aesthetics and wonder.On the other hand, stemming from a colder examination of light, form and memory, Saul explores cinematography and the subtle relationships between light and material. Aesthetics and perspective dabble with memories through recreated footage in diverse arrangements and alter the ambience of these memories. There is a real focus on the subtlety and harshness of the materials that cooperate to create these...