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SPACEX, 45 Preston Street, Exeter EX1 1DF
Phone: 01392 431786
Open Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm, admission free

+ Describing Form

14 May – 8 July 2005

Scape is a site-specific installation at SPACEX by Phyllida Barlow, incorporating seven new sculptural works that will exist for the period of the exhibition only. The installation is constructed around two project spaces at SPACEX; one a large light-filled hall with three tall windows, the other an enclosed ‘white cube’ without any natural light. Thus the installation is divided into two parts, light and dark, open and enclosed spaces. Emotional and instinctive, Barlow’s works have earned her the accolade of being one of the UK’s most significant senior sculptors.

Alongside in the gallery, will be Describing Form, a film programme which explores the way sculptures have been represented in artists' films. It presents some of the best and rarest artists' films from the past 50 years. The exhibition is curated by Lucy Reynolds, on tour from LUX. Artists include the Becks Futures 2004 nominee Daria Martin, as well as Maya Deren, Richard Serra and Barbara Hepworth.

How do you represent the weight and space of sculptural form on film? And how can you describe in moving images what is fundamentally still? It is this tension that avant-garde filmmakers and artists are exploring and they have brought singular and experimental approaches to filming. The film programme explores structures of sound, performance and even humour to go beyond mere documentation, and present new ways of using the moving image to offer fresh perspectives on sculptural form.

For more information or high resolution images please contact Hannah Prothero, Exhibitions & Marketing Co-ordinator. Email: phone: 01392 431786


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