Still Life | Moving Fragments
Explores the tension between stillness and movement, using the quiet intensity of the still life painter’s gaze and the fleeting, unstable properties of the moving image. At first glance, these works present domestic scenes that are nondescript, tediously familiar. This draws upon French writer Georges Perec’s idea of the infra-ordinary – ‘the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary’ – in domestic spaces. The works aim to bring attention to the enigmatic power of these spaces.
In this exhibition, moving image artists Jo Law and Louise Curham presents two series of video works. These works extend the genre of still life painting into the realm of contemporary screen practice. Exploring the tension between stillness and movement, the works make use of the quiet intensity of the still life painter's gaze and the fleeting, unstable properties of the moving image. The works draw attention to overlooked and enigmatic undercurrents in domestic interiors.