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

Marc Renshaw






Lincolnshire, UK 

'A life spent trying to find something'

Drawing and digitally manipulated photography (6 x 12cm x 12cm)

Loss of youth 
Loss of my hair
Loss of my alter-ego X 
M180  
Recently departed sister
Europarc drifting and Long Beach reveries 
Is it possible to drive into the past? 

Nostalgia for a time that never really existed in the first place