Over Time: The Poetic Image of the Urbanscape

Xiaoqiao Li

4th – 5th March 2016

Preview: March 4th 6-9pm

City life is full of the fragments of people’s experiences and emotions. Over time, these images blur and fade in our memories, forcing us to consider what is the real urbanscape?

Over Time is an exhibition exploring the sensation of the urbanscape from the perspective of two artists. Printmaker Xiaoqiao Li collects and captures the different moments that touch him in the city, while artist Kelly Bishop aims to highlight the subtle power of places usually seen as surplus to “true” landscape.

The exhibition is inspired by John Dewey’s theory, ‘Art as Experience’, that the fundamental element of art is no longer the material artworks themselves but rather the experience. This project will use light and darkness to lead audiences to experience and interpret artworks in a new way, juxtaposing sound, poetry and space. By combining theatricality and exhibition design, the experience of art is transformed

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