Monday, 19 January 2015

Other Rooms

FLUE My first work of 2015

I was excited to be asked by artist curators Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock to take part in the exhibition Other Rooms at Basement Art Projects in Leeds.
After a site visit, I decided to make a new work for the hole in the chimney breast where a fireplace or stove was once located.  All the works in the show had to have their own light source and this was the only illumination in this very atmospheric space. My work FLUE used a mixed material construction to create a portal-like space suggesting a possibility to travel over space via a this infinite tunnel of pulsating lights.  The red lights twinkling could also be seen as the coals in fireplace.
Holes acting as conduits in and out of  the domestic space, such as chimneys, drains and electrics  sockets, have been  associated with magical means of travel in science fiction and children's literature; they are also a common source of anxiety for those in a delusional mental state.

Other Rooms
Basement Arts Project
Address: 28 Burton Terrace, Beeston, West Yorkshire LS11 5JH
Saturation Point is a curatorial project by London based curators Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock that looks at work by reductive, geometric and systems artists working in the UK. For the ‘Other Rooms’ exhibition in January 2015 BasementArtsProject welcomes them to Leeds to stage an exhibition that will look at the re-contextualisation of the art object outside of the white cube. Artists Charley Peters, Giulia Ricci, Sarah Sparkes, Ben Woodeson, John Workman, Andy Wicks, WalkerHill and Morrissey and Hancock themselves respond to the challenges presented when exhibiting artworks beyond the confines of the generally accepted environment.
To be invited to the Preview Night for ‘Other Rooms’ or gain directions to BasementArtsProject please e-mail Bruce Davies at
Friday 16th January 2015 7.30 – 9.30pm
Exhibition Open (at other times by appointment)
Saturday 17th January 2015 2 – 4pm
Sunday 18th January 2015 2 – 4pm
Saturday 24th January 2015 2 – 4pm
Sunday 25th January 2015 2 – 4pm