The Mind is a Horse

Robert Smithson & Nancy Holt, Mark Lewis, Michael Joo, Alex Ingram, Clare Langan, Michelle Williams, Robert Cahen, Louise Camrass, Nic Nicosia, Marine Hugonnier, Peter d’Agostino, Darren Almond, Robert Morris, Graham Dolphin, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Roddy Buchanan, Dan Graham, Shaun Gladwell, Anri Sala

5 September – 6 October 2002
The Mind is a Horse was an unorthodox combination of films, presented within the main gallery at Bloomberg SPACE, which included documentaries about artists, artists’ films, exceptional footage shot during the Second World War, and a one-off live presentation by the artist Cerith Wyn Evans. The large projection wall acted as a fixed forum for a fluid approach to the use of film by artists. The programme consisted of a daily, looped, two hour compilation of films as well as individual weekly evening screenings..

The different programmes did not follow a predetermined theme or subject. Rather the works were selected with the idea of gathering important, memorable and less familiar material together – things that have stayed in the mind and won’t go away. The projection wall was, in a simple way, the only fixed element in the exhibition through which material, from a range of background, experience and position, flowed, creating a rhythm that carried the static viewer on a journey through the programme.

Essay

Curators

David Risley
Sacha Craddock
Stephen Hepworth
Graham Gussin