On February 7th 2019 Lancaster Arts held an official opening for its ‘Pathways’ season, approaching the theme through theatre, music and the arts. The opening launched the exhibition MOVE in the Peter Scott Gallery which features the work of Kathy Hinde, Hannah Catherine Jones, Simone Kenyon, Jen Southern and Louise Ann Wilson, exploringmovement through memory, space and history.
The exhibition includes the artistic practice of our Director of Art, Jen Southern, who’s works Unstable Landscapes (2017) and Unruly Pitch (Southern, Moisy, Barker & Speed, 2015) explore relational movement through space. These works include the practice of tracking the Uppies and Downies mass football game in Workington, GoPro films of the synchronisation of two dogs walking, and capturing the movement of kites in slow motion and real time. Each work analyses the paths that the subjects take, often mapping fluid and synchronised routes that entwine with themselves, capturing the back and forth route of the dogs walking through the woods and the players in the football game.
The work Unstable Landscapes was commissioned by BridA and developed as part of an RoR residency in Sempas, Slovenia, using equipment from the mobilities lab at Cemore. The work Unruly Pitch is a collaboration with Anais Moisy, Chris Barker and Chris Speed, and was commissioned by The National Football Museum. More information is available at www.theportable.tv
The exhibition MOVE is on until the 22nd March in the Peter Scott Gallery, Weekdays 12-5pm.