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. The exhibition, commissioned by Site Gallery, features the first public presentation of Hotel Binary – a new digital installation and interactive environment alongside expanded and new versions of award-winning earlier works in digital, video and photographic media.
In Hotel Binary the faces of a man and a woman are the interface to a love story, played out in the intense and intimate space of a hotel bedroom. For the viewer the protagonists’ faces become maps or interactive landscapes, as clicking on links embedded in the faces leads the viewer to scenes from an imaginary past. Voyeuristic access to these private moments alternates with time spent on the receiving end of the protagonist’s gaze.