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"Flights of Reality: Charles Avery, Matthew Ritchie, Keith Tyson, Grace Weir, Keith Wilson"
2002-01-12 until 2002-03-03
Kettle's Yard Gallery
UK United Kingdom
Flights of Reality parallels science in uncovering new routes of thought.
Drawing on myth, science, empirical observation, information theories, and
philosophy, the works oscillate between the familiar and the unknown,
between revealed truths and imaginary worlds. The exhibition brings
together new and recent work by five contemporary artists who pursue
aberrant lines of thought to create competing versions of a world nudged
from its everyday axis.
The unfinished, and improvised nature of the works
could be described as thoughts in progress mapping out patterns of the
possible, or the debris of ideas that remain from the collision between
science and the everyday. In their creation of new or rival cosmologies,
these playful and speculative works are reminders of the ways in which we
do not see the world.
New works include a 9 x 15 drawing consisting of 50,000 triangles by
Charles Avery; Eschaton, a 45 drawing by Matthew Ritchie; a new video
work by Grace Weir, who represented Ireland at this years Venice Biennale
and is making her debut in the UK; a large scale installation by Keith
Wilson, based upon the latest, and potentially the most revolutionary
theory to hit the world of science, the asymmetrical structure of the fish
panel no.3 (1998)