See Colin Glen’s thoughtful analysis of TOPOPHOBIA in Frieze online at www.frieze.com
Hear Louise K Wilson talking about her commission for Spacex at www.mixcloud.com Her commission for TOPOPHOBIA was shown at Exeter Phoenix.
Missing Scenes — An evening at Hanging Rock
5 July 2012, 6.15pm
at Exeter Phoenix
Free but booking is essential via Exeter Phoenix Box Office 01392 667 080
Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, will be screened with sound and video interventions by Louise K Wilson. She will explore the film’s multiple interpretations and resistance to resolution. See the trailer here.
The exhibition install is well under way at Spacex. It is intriguing to see how the reconfigured relationships between the works unfold in another new gallery space. We are all very excited about the opening at Spacex on Saturday 12th May 2012.
For Spacex’s rich summer programme of TOPOPHOBIA related activities see Spacex website TOPOPHOBIA events.
Louise K Wilson has been invited to produce a new work in parallel to the exhibition. This work, Missing Scenes
– An Evening at Hanging Rock, is based on Peter Weir’s iconic film Picnic at Hanging Rock. The work explores the film’s multiple interpretations and resistance to resolution. It will be presented at Exeter Phoenix on 5 July and consist of a screening of Weir’s original 1975 feature film with video and sound interventions by the artist. For booking details and the trailer see here.
TOPOPHOBIA attracted a great deal of attention as it opened at the Bluecoat in Liverpool on Friday 3 March 2012. Rich new works by Uta Kogelsberger, Almut Rink, and Louise K Wilson and the huge shift in architectural scale meant a stunning new experience of the expanded exhibition. In addition to all of this Emily Speed’s unhomely commission, Panoply, for TOPOPHOBIA at the Bluecoat had insinuated itself into the valuting ceiling of the gallery’s corridor. From time to time during the evening disturbing little glimpses of naked twitching legs, or hanging hair, were visible poking through small window cuts in the high structure.
The TOPOPHOBIA preview was also the moment chosen to introduce and celebrate the arrival of the Bluecoat’s new chief executive Mary Cloake, former director of Arts Council Ireland.
TOPOPHOBIA OPENS AT THE BLUECOAT – REVIEWS
See www.sevenstreets.com for the latest review.
Stephen Clarke reviews TOPOPHOBIA through the language of photography for Redeye.
Anneka French has just published the final review of TOPOPHOBIA at the Bluecoat for an Interface platform for critical writing.
Abigail Reynolds, Uta Kogelsberger and Emily Speed
Emily Speed and Uta Kogelsberger
Louise K Wilson
Polly Gould and Anne Eggebert
Marja Helander and Polly Gould
David Ferrando Giraut
David Ferrando Giraut
The exhibition build is well underway at the Bluecoat and Emily Speed is working on her new large-scale installation for the commission for this leg of the touring show. The exhibition opens on Saturday 3rd March during a weekend of VAIL (Visual Arts in Liverpool) arts events throughout the city. See the Bluecoat website www.thebluecoat.org.uk for a variety of talks and other events related to the TOPOPHOBIA exhibition.