Except The Mirror

2015

Except The Mirror, FORMAT Festival, 2015, publicity image: Richard Paul

Installation shot, Untitled, 2014, Alice Walton, Except The MIrror, FORMAT Festival, 2015

In Preparation No.04 (From the series In Preparation), Tom Lovelace, 2011

There, After (3 of 3), video 3 mins, 24 secs, Sophie Clements, 2011

Untitled, from the series Flatness, Light Black & White, Annie MacDonell, 2013

Except The Mirror was selected by FORMAT Festival: EXPOSURE, 2015. I curated this exhibition of six artists working in video, installation, and analogue, digital and 3D photography – Sophie Clements, Annie MacDonell, Tom Lovelace, Richard Paul, Melanie Stidolph and Alice Walton. These works are both private explorations and public invitations to look beyond what is in front of us; to understand that we not only want to believe what we see but see what we want to believe. It is through this transaction, this act of engagement, that the apparent impartiality of objects becomes both filtered and redefined by the highly personal narratives we ascribe to them. Thank you to all the artists.