1 May - 8 May 2001
One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer
A video loop of a mechanical bird trapped in a building is accompanied by the sound of swallow calls as they return to Britain for the summer, traditionally in the first week of May
24 March - 6 May 2001
An exhibition about value & uniqueness and the means and context in which we make value judgements. In the centre of the gallery is a machine which shreds snapshot photographs (for which there are no negatives) unless they are saved by a viewer placing their hand on a plaque. In order to avoid destruction the photos must have value ascribed to them by the viewer.
13 January - 25 February 2001
In George Sluizer’s film, “The Vanishing”, the final denouement is terrifying. The point at the end of the film when the character “Rex” realises he is buried alive after which the camera comes above ground is extraordinarily disturbing and deeply uncanny.
4 November - 23 December 2000
An exhibition looking at the crossovers apparent within the media of photography, painting and film in the work of Uta Barth, Duncan Higgins and Carter Potter. In the work of each artist the content seems to lie not in what the images depict but elsewhere – meaning seems to have moved to the margins – to the frame.
9 September - 28 October 2000
FaceOn examines and recontextualises new and existing photographic and lens – based art works which question the genre of documentary photography.
8 July - 26 August 2000
Horses and lens-based media came into conjunction with Eadweard Muybridge’s experimental photographs of a horse at gallop in 1872 which reversed the accepted beliefs about animal locomotion by proving that all four hooves leave the ground at once
13 May - 26 June 2000
Still is a solo exhibition of the work of artist Breda Beban from the former Yugoslavia, centred around a series of photographs and video works.
15 April - 22 April 2000
Layla Curtis recently exhibited in New Contemporaries ’99 with work dealing with ‘internationalisation’: country boundaries, mapping, time zones and language.
28 March - 6 May 2000
The exhibition Void Spaces is a major development in the work of photographer Hugo Glendinning, writer and artist Tim Etchells and performance ensemble Forced Entertainment.