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

Pascal Anson MA(RCA)


London, UK

'Butterfly Chair'

 3x A2 unmounted satin photographic prints 
(side and rear elevations and three quarter view) 


The Monarch butterflies do not understand ‘chair' but they do understand the structure of wood. I want to show the loss of functionality of a plain chair as the butterflies cover it, and how the butterflies have lost their way choosing to land on a chair instead of an Oyama tree.