ARTISTS - PERFORMANCES - MUSIC ... IN A PRIVATE HOUSE
Exhibition open:23+24 and 30+31 Oct 2012, 12 to 6pm
Performances: 30 Oct, 6pm
Invasion of Privacy is an art event - exhibition, performance, music - in the setting of a private house in Oxford. The owner of the art consultancy „Notfamousyet“ opens up her Oxford terrace house and invites artists to use this private space.
PERFORMANCES IN THE EVENINGS.
(Music by Oxford Improvisers / Performance by Barbara Dean)
Louisa Chambers is inspired by the experiences of living in contemporary society, the constant technological bombardment and physical dislocation. As response to this she invents and paints fantastical objects and constructions.
Megan Smith, a Canadian New Media theorist and artist, investigates creative acts of identity placemaking within the digital domain. Her microCONTROL captures geographically bound community feeds from different locations.
Mercedes Mangrané, a student of Fine Arts at Universitat de Barcelona shows two video works. Sunshade uses the exotic view of a terrace as a space for breathing; Foreign Gestures, leads you through an apartment in the search for a feeling of belonging.
Susan Francis' installation uses small pieces of old sheets edged with text from the novel ‘Business of Lovin’ for her “Bedside Stories”
Her Video “Night Vision” is a documentary about daily life when it is getting dark.
Ufuk Gueray's large painting “Unbearable Lightness of Being” features an attack of mass media and governmental surveillance on the individual. Luckily he also incorporated a healing plaster in his work.
Alex Dewart - with her paintings and collages - creates awesome beautiful landscapes. The use of small domestic patterns makes those exotic sceneries strangely familiar.
Ting Ting Cheng photographed domestic spaces within houses where she has stayed or visited. Instead of the human figures of the residents viewers can see only traces of them in the images,- triggering the viewers’ curiosity toward other people’s personal lives.
Ethan Pollock – with his ‘old master’ painterly style - looks into the windows of modern apartment blocks and catches its inhabitants. Through far away windows we catch glimpses of distant lives, a warm glow in the cold night, the flickering light of a tv or a dimly perceived silhouette. As gentle light pours out into the night, the effect is transformative.
Emily Alexander, series of photographs show voyeuristic night scenes of leaking lights, half opened doors, and the secretive facade of a small hotel. Voyeuristic as well as secretive the photographs ask the viewer question what is hidden within the darkness.
Paul Medley was intrigued by the ubiquitous CCT cameras and by the increasing restrictions placed on street photography. In response to this he took photos of people in public spaces without showing their faces.
Cally Trenchhas taken on the role of explorer and cartographer. She has mapped the area around where she lives, at ground level, noting what she can (and can't) see. The drawings follow the common map conventions of showing the area from above using orthogonal projection.