"Heterotopia (Part 1 and 2) are shows that concern themselves with the word first elaborated by philosopher Michel Foucault. We will specifically be looking at the word in the context of space and otherness, a state found mixed between reality and fantasy, love and fear, physicality and ephemera. In a society desperately concerned with the materiality of objects and consumerism, this show will explore the concept of the in between."
The work shown in Heterotopia- Part Two follows the work shown in Simpatico, here is a photo of it in the show. The text reads:
Nadja- presence of mind (25.5cmx32cm)
Glass aids us in many ways but also hinders our perception of reality, the same way that language forms a barrier between the authors intentions and the translators understanding of the author. Intentions and content all suffer degrees of change through this. The space between where our vision begins and where the perceived image lies, a heretoropia is created- a space in between reality and fiction; a meeting of two minds. A place where all our expectations and anticipation lies before the intended imagery, never truly understood by a mind other than its creator. A space where an image’s purpose lies unaffected and untouched.
Movement and fluency can never truly be captured through photography, although its intentions can be translated through repetition of movement. The same can be achieved with objects of opaque qualities transferred. Glass, despite its clarity can be deceiving and can often lead us astray in the same way as movement and repetition can. This piece aims to highlight the space between reality and the projected image as a heterotopia.
Nadja Interpreted (25.5cmx32cm)
A vision exploring the role of translation and interpretation in imagery and text and the heterotopia created between our expectations and the reality.
For more information on the show, you can visit the blog I created here, the Facebook event as well as the Anglia Ruskin University website. Its on until the 19th of April so come have a look and see what you think!