The Mind is a Horse Part 2

Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Darren Almond, Alice Anderson, Fikret, Atay, George Barber, David Blandy, Wojciech Bruszewski, Louise Camrass, Simona Faithfull, Nayia Frangouli, Gary Hill, Patrick Keiller, Edward Lipski, Len Lye, Nicky Magliulo, Christian Marclay, Jeremy Millar, Jill Miller, Raphael Montanez Ortiz, Rachel Reupke, Favien Rigobert, Damien Roach, Sean Rogg, Christoph Rutiman, Margaret Salmon, Yorgos Sapountzis, Carolina Saquel, Hiraki Sawa, Elisa Sighicelli, John Tappenden, Grazia Toderi

26 May – 9 July 2005
The Mind is a Horse (Part 2) was a further exploration of film and video that was begun with part one in Bloomberg SPACE in 2002. A looped compilation of works, lasting approximately two hours, was shown as a continuous large projection in a cinema-like space, allowing gallery visitors to walk in at any point.

Very recent and perhaps unseen film and video pieces were put together with more known and historical works creating a broad spectrum of approaches and ideas. The exhibition avoided following a pre-determined theme and instead, with its central emphasis on the shifting relationship between movement and stillness, suggested that the camera takes the mind on a journey. There are moments of complete rest juxtaposed with chaos, obsessive visions, introversion and detail mixed with expansive landscapes, and images that simply elude description through their beauty.

Curators

David Risley
Sacha Craddock
Stephen Hepworth
Graham Gussin