FUSE is an exhibition devised and curated by myself currently running at Access Space until 31st March. Yesterday I hosted the opening evening.
The aim of FUSE – which is a series of exhibitions currently in it’s 3rd incarnation – is to initiate collaborations and relationships with other sets of artists which in turn develops a positive and supportive network of art, artists and creative outputs. In the spirit of forging such relationships, the theme of the exhibition is simply the word ‘fuse’ which each artist may interpret however they wish. This has lead to some diverse, intriguing and very high quality responses, with themes such as alchemy, travel, emotion, landscape, cartography, psychology, human behavior, portraiture and fragrance all cited as sources of inspiration.
Each work is strong enough to be contemplated individually, while simultaneously being harnessed by the theme, allowing for a coherent and high-quality exhibition that has so far impressed audiences.
If you missed the opening, you can catch FUSE at Access Space, Wednesday – Friday 11-6 up until 31st March.
Three collages, in situ in an exhibition at Unity Theatre, Liverpool alongside the work of six other artists, each responding to the theme of ‘Patterns and Poetry:
I appear to return to the premise of extracting poetry from video games a few times a year. Almost in a hobbyist fashion. I tend to use certain exhibitions as an opportunity to develop the premise, which has altered slightly from writing poetry about video games to extracting poetry directly from video game code: This offers only a finite and actually rather limited set of text to respond to – providing both a challenge to me personally yet also offering something more considered and nuanced to an audience, as the text directly references the very fabric of a video game. I shall persist with this body of work from time to time when the opportunity arises, as I feel that it is both worth undertaking and is becoming more disciplined in its application.
Patterns and Poetry runs at Unity Theatre, Liverpool until 13th February.