'Spanning across media, shift will be realised as a small group exhibition of contemporary artists whose practice engages with perceptions and interpretations of time, space and fluctuating states. Underpinned by philosophical, psychological, feminist, ecological and corporeal understandings of the temporal and spatial, this exhibition questions and reinvents methods of marking time, presenting states of flux and changing constants.
The artists will directly engage with the coastal location of Margate, presenting works which reference the shifting yet perpetual nature of the tides, and our psychological and sensory responses to this area. We will engage the local community through a launch event, an educational workshop and a joining of voices through an open collaborative vocal performance piece.
Stretching out towards horizons, coiling back dense and dripping, states change and repeat themselves ceaselessly. Submerged, delicious and uncertain, water bubbles up to the surface and disappears, the view from the window is never the same.'
Jennifer Hooper explores a tenuousness between beauty and melancholy. There is a dialogue with the romantic era and nineteenth century naturalism. Often the animal or animal encounter is a starting point. Hooper has worked with NGOs and conservationists on international projects, highlighting and responding to environmental concerns. Extensive Independent travel has led to a further engagement with ecology and the tradition of natural history exploration.
Rosaleigh Harvey-Otwayʼs practice investigates corporeal experiences of space and the gendered binaries attached to female presence within public and private spaces, virtual space, architecture and landscape. Her work utilises performance, image-making, video and text to re-imagine methods of inhabiting these spaces, seeking alternatives to gendered behaviour based upon interconnectivity and tactile experience. Rosaleighʼs practice is underpinned by research spanning materialist feminism, psychogeography and ecology.
Rosie Reed Gold:
Rosie Reed Gold is an interdisciplinary artist fascinated in the landscape of the psychological. Her work inhabits the margins bridging the personal and collective unconscious both in the social and natural realms.
Her practice is often durational, driven by a commitment to investigate the distance between thought and action, environment and behaviour, inquiry and understanding.