all the things between is a major exhibition of
photography and video work showcasing eight cutting-edge emerging
and established artists from Europe and North America, each
with a compelling and radical approach to photography or video.
all the things between explores the
phenomena of photography as an all-encompassing mediator of
reality and imagination in our contemporary world. The exhibition
presents the antithesis of the ubiquitous imagery of slick consumerism
where narratives overlay and homogenize culture and location.
Instead, these artists explore experiences of time and location,
uncertainty and ambiguity, places visited, places imagined and
places remembered, suspending the spectator in the space between.
Our understanding of the world is bound to iconic imagery and
photography and video is seen as a tool to record what is newsworthy,
grandiose and momentous. all the things between
brings together artists who explore the gaps or fissures between
such events. Whether it is the objectification of the seemingly
mundane or a re-imagining of a time and place seen through improbable
circumstances, collectively the artists share a dialogue that
gives visual form to questions about our expectation of realism
and the reading of imagery in the age of globalization.
Dalwood (UK) combines photography with reflective surfaces.
The effect is cinematic, capturing the surrounding space and
re-presenting the movement it contains in shifting combinations
of image and reflection. more
Hausmeister (Germany) re-edits and
re-publishes imagery found in the mass media. By displacing
context and sequence he questions the politics, logics and mechanics
of pictures. more
Sam Jury (UK) also leads us to question the
veracity of what we see presented to us in photographic mass
media. Her photographic and video work is fabricated and staged,
and therefore nothing is as it seems. more
Van Laar (USA) is interested in the banality of widely
distributed images that somehow fail at their announced intentions.
He appropriates found photographic, printed materials to examine
and critique social relationships and conditions. more
L-aparicio (Spain) interweaves in digitally collaged
photographs and drawings remnants of childhood narratives with
symbols of life and death. The result is a fluid, slightly surreal
space existing between reality and dream-like visions - a metaphor
for the human condition. more
Sulzer’s (Switzerland) video installation Camp David,
suggests the drama associated with that globally recognized
venue, but soon becomes a meditation on place that holds the
viewer captive with the lure of anticipation.
Utzni (Germany) juxtaposes bland photographs of unremarkable
places with texts describing myths or true stories about the
Wright’s (UK) video projections of street scenes draw
attention to our social position and cultural place, our imaginative
inner world and the shared worlds we experience through social
interaction and global media. more