Here are some thoughts from one of the artists in the Topography Disarranged exhibition, Erin Solomons:
During the making of this work, I became aware of how potent visceral objects of photography can be. The discoloration and watermarks on the tin can mirror evidence of the effected body. As the body processes what is given from the outside, it expels excess from the inside. So the remains are traces of silences within an identity.
Fiona Roberts – In Residence
As a sort of aperitf (or aperitivo as Italian Katie says) to our landscape show, Topography Disarranged, we’re delighted that painter Fiona Roberts has taken over the Project Space for a few days of precious focus and isolation with her work, along with a good supply of cakes. Creating energetic, large sketches, the walls now look stormy and thunderous in places. A sort of prosecco equivalent. The residency is in preparation for an exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal that opens on the 23rd July.
One of the artists from the forthcoming Topography Disarranged (there, I’ve committed the title to text, so must stick with it now) landscape show visited the Project Space to discuss siting of their work. It’s a big piece so there are limited options for where it goes – we hope to devote most of one wall to it, which will look pretty dramatic. We chatted about lighting as the sky darkened, the light receded and a huge downpour splashed onto the roof. But, what a beautiful rainbow in our little field!
We are working quietly behind the scenes to organise the Landscape Show at QH this May. Lots of list-making, emailing and chasing up of images and text. But the title of the show still eludes us, wavering between this and that. The word ‘topography’ will surely feature in some way, but why such a small detail as a title should create so much sweat, I’m not sure. Titles of my artwork don’t cause such headaches.
If all else fails, perhaps we might borrow “Malignant Bungaloid” from Edwin Rostron, who will be showing a video work at our evening event. www.edwinrostron.net
Post Script From Chloe Mandy: In Residence December 2013
I realised after four weeks, there is never an epiphany of self realisation when working, simply a series of moments that sometimes follow each other other some times merge and sometimes jump back, and it is this that makes my figures guardians of the present. They stand still, for a moment, so the moment is marked.
Good bye Project Space, I wish I could inhabit you all the time, but of course it does not work like that, it’s having the limits of a particular finite amount of time and space that propel one into the next step, not the endless vistas, so Good bye, (for now) and Thank You Project Space. x