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

Ruth Eckland




California, US

'When Time Folds Back'

4 minute video, 2018 (Music Matt DiFonzo)

Mystery, possibility, magic arise from the interstices between worlds, between states of mind. Sometimes insight arises spontaneously. Sometimes there is a messenger, a guide. Often art is the map. In When Time Folds Back, memories of loss, longing and letting go are layered, interwoven as in a dream. The music at times reflects an inner state of yearning, and at other times serves to urge movement forward from the state of reflection and rumination on the past. Healing takes place by focusing on the present.