Image: Ruth Eckland

Concept:

The exhibition explores what it is to lose something, someone, some direction and some sense of self. But is it so bad to be a flaneur, flaneuse, in wanderlust, in terra incognita, a nomad, a shaman, a drifter?

A fantastic array of international artists come together in one space to find lucidity in that loss. Through various retrieval methodologies the artists explore navigational strategies, emotional celibacy, memories, reinvention, survival skills and escapism. Work exhibited include film, animation, photography, installations, drawings, paintings and sculpture to keep hold of old ties, retrace steps and to experience the joy of retrieval.

The exhibition asks the audience how we find clarity and closure when the subject has ceased. It allows the artists to answer how the unforeseen is evitable not calculated or measured because ultimately our possessions may have disappeared but we are still here.


Image: Ellen Jantzen

Lou Hazelwood


Hull, UK

‘Broken Words’
(22’ Square)

Hazelwood often uses amateur  found footage and repurposes it. In the Broken Words series she is interested in what happens within language and how we can remember and forget words by breaking them down into smaller elements. How and where does language and  its meaning lose the original intention of the word?  What occurs when these 'broken words' are sited on to the found images? 
They are caught in the slippage between understanding  and misinterpretation, loss and lucidity.