Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Between 9 Talbot Square and the Hockney Gallery

'It's a back and forth rhythm that moves between indoors and outdoors.'1

I am interested in the spaces we, the 'shadow group', are using to be 'in conversation' and 'participate in three parts'. 

Again, this theme of three has arisen with the number of spaces we are working in: the small courtyard-type space outside our kitchen, the Hockney Gallery and an Online space including Twitter and this Blog. I am aware of the different boundaries each one presents and how these boundaries never prevent us from using a fourth space, our mind.  The mind is key to our engagement with any space. This then raises issues of going public: what we keep in that space that opens up in our mind when we engage with something, and what we choose to share.

I am interested in how we, the shadow group, are choosing to materialise our individual thoughts in these spaces, which is going public, but in doing this our thoughts shift in different environments and we are influenced by each others different points of view. 

9 Talbot Square: Looking up through the eyes of Sinead, Rowan and Jo

The Hockney Gallery: Boundaries

'But Places of refuge can also be prisons if you can't get out and castles if you can't get in.  And then there are threshold spaces - windows, walls, doors, screens - architectures of the boundary between inside and outside, between inner and outer world."2

1.  Referencing Jane Rendell in her essay [(The Reassertion of Time Into) Critical Spatial Practise, One Day Sculpture, A New Zealand-Wide Series of Temporary Public Artworks] Accessed on 26.03.2012,, where she quotes "Earth" (1969) symposium at White Museum, Cornell University, in Flam, Robert Smithison, p.178
2.  Referencing Jane Rendell (Déjà vu: real and imagined space in the work of Cristina Iglesis Cristina Iglesias, Whitechapel Gallery, London, April 2003. Accessed on 27.03. 2012, 

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