|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
|Group or Collective Creators:||Subjectivity and Feminisms Research Group|
Investigating the manipulation of the act of viewing, Peepshow will deny the public access to Project Space 11 with the intention of arousing curiosity of what lies within it.
Presenting a ‘peephole’ well above eye-level, viewers will have to climb a small set of steps outside the space’s shutter to view the work.
This act of looking will position the viewer raised on a platform, highly visible to the other market users. However, with only one person being able to view the work at a time, this highly public scenario will also be a potentially private and intimate one.
Behind the shutter is screened #02_ a DVD project, a series of films by artists and writers from the Subjectivity and Feminisms research group at Chelsea College of Art and Design. The Subjectivity & Feminisms research group consists of artists and writers whose practices explore questions and issues of identity as they are mediated between artist/writer, artwork and viewer.
The DVD project exemplifies their work as artists/writers and addresses the group’s thematic: to explore in art practice how and whether concepts of subjectivity and identity are transitive, fluid and processual. Each short film segues into the next, generating connections and differences between work which addresses how identities are performed through moving images.
The viewing construct of Peepshow connotes ideas pertinent to work that deals with identity and gender. The unusual and restricted means of viewing makes reference to voyeurism (Hitchcockian motifs, ʻrubberneckingʼ, and Soho peepshows all come to mind), and also addresses the gender politics that are signified by the peephole (for example Bergerʼs notion of ʻthe gazeʼ).
By negotiating with the shutter the viewer enters a relationship with these ideas, however unexpected or unwilling this dialogue may be, reinforcing the dichotomy created by the situation presented.
Maria Walsh's 2007 film 'In Memory of You' is shown as part of the exhibition.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
In Memory of You: 2007 2.21'
Over a red screen, a performative text on the theme of 'volcano' is disrupted by a sound that comes from the earth's interior. The text comprises fragments from geography books, memories of art cinema, concepts of relationship, and personal reverie.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Chelsea college of art and design, dvd, in memory of you, subjectivity & feminisms short films, peep show plymouth, public discussion event|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts|
|Related Websites:||http://www.subjectivityandfeminisms.org.uk/projects/dvd/index.html, http://e-leven.co.uk/past/peepshow/|
|Event Location:||Plymouth, UK|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
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|Material/Media:||Exhibition photographs, show reel of video work|
|Date Deposited:||10 Feb 2012 13:39|
|Last Modified:||10 Feb 2012 13:39|
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