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

Stephen Hilyard



Madison WI, UK/USA

'Катюша (Katyusha)'

3 channel video installationКатюша (Katyusha)” is a 3 channel experimental movie set in Pyramida, a Soviet ghost town in the high Arctic. "Катюша" presents three characters who personify different aspects of Pyramida. The voice of a Soviet numbers station recites the names of the missing.