The Theatre of Space
For 'Obstructions', now at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, I got the chance to make a film, 'Play to the Gallery', within the Gallery itself. Sadly, in current circumstances, the show can't be visited in person. But there is a user-friendly virtual tour on:
In September 2019, at Victoria Baths, in Manchester, as part of 'Six Feet Deep', I saw nine modern changing cubicles, which, in the 1980s, had been installed, incongruously, into this beautiful, old-fashioned, space. I re-imagined them, as a huge light box, added a few fish and called it 'Free Movement'. It's still there. If you visited, they might turn on the lights
At 'All We Have' in October 2019 at Islington Mill, Manchester, I created my own gallery, within theirs, as a space to try things out: with visitors.
In February 2019, I got the chance to play with a gallery in 'Hidden Worlds' at the Newington, in south London. A few extra wooden blocks, and photography, implied that something had burst through the floor
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