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

Alex Stuart-Hutcheson



Brighton, UK

'Fractal Eyes'

ASH Designs by Alex Stuart-Hutcheson
Video Installation (3m50s)

From experiencing paralysing dizziness and ill-health, to finding inner balance and purpose. Moving from the buzz of the city to a windswept remote island on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. 

Awarded funding through the VACMA Awards from National Lottery Creative Scotland and the local Council (CneS) to develop a 3D Kinetic Art Installation with Video Projection Mapping.


This video shows me bringing some local people together.