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Sight Mapping

Bick, Andrew and Sam, Sherman and Gisbourne, Mark (2002) Sight Mapping. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Bick, Andrew and Sam, Sherman and Gisbourne, Mark

Sight Mapping, with catalogue texts by Sherman Sam and Mark Gisbourne and an introduction by Andrew Bick, was initially conceived to support the acquisition by the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow of a work of Bick's in 2000.

Originally it was an exploration of the current condition of abstract painting in relation to my own practice, but the inclusion of artists working with sculpture installation and photography (Bier) and film and video (A K Dolven) meant that it evolved into a much richer dialogue concerning the optical and haptic in contemporary visual art, as explored by Mark Gisbourne in his essay, “To see is to behold”.

Artists included came from LA (Besemer) London (Bick, Ravenscroft, Rhodes) Dusseldorf (Fries) Hanover (Bier) Bilbao (Fitzgerald), Brooklyn (Singwi) and Singapore (Sam). Funding was received from The British Council, AHRB (AHRC), Pro Helvetia, Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia as well as private sources.

The fusion of video and photography with painting and drawing in the same gallery space (even visual plane in some installations of the exhibition) has become a key technique in my approach to mounting a group exhibition. At Sala Rekalde the exhibition attracted controversy (El Pais, 2 June) mostly because of the dominant position of new media within contemporary practice in Spain, whereby the deliberate reinvention of old media in relation to contemporary practice, central to my research and collaborative processes, was misinterpreted as a regressive step. Later projects, in particular “The Kingston Turnpike” and JJ Charlesworth’s text in “Memory Club” seek to clarify the nature of my position.

Other Contributors:
OtherBesmer, Linda
OtherBier, Rolf
OtherDolven, AK
OtherFitzgerald, Patrick M
OtherFries, Pia
OtherRavenscroft, Ben
OtherRhodes, David
OtherSingwi, Sonita
Additional Information (Publicly available):

A catalogue was published with texts by Sherman Sam and Mark Gisbourne and an introduction by Bick. Co-authors were Mark Gisbourne, Sherman Sam, Linda Besemer, Andrew Bick, Rolf Bier, A K Dolven, Patrick M Fitzgerald, Pia Fries, Ben Ravenscroft, David Rhodes, Sherman Sam, and Sonita Singwi.
ISBN 84-88559-35-6 (Sala Rekalde Bilbao, 2002/2003)

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 1 September 2002
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Konsthallen Bohuslans Museum, Uddevalla, SwedenSeptember 2002October 2002
GoMA Glasgow, Scotland30 January 200326 March 2003
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, SpainMay 2003June 2003
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 09:24
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 11:28
Item ID: 1070
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1070

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