I am a Shapeshifter Within a Shifting Space
30 September – 5 October
Preview: 29 October, 18:00-21:00
Felicity Barrow presents a series of videos and performances developed during her recent residency at The Writing Room and at HUTT Gallery. During her time here, she chanced upon Gaston Bachelard’s ‘The Poetics of Space’, and opened this book directly on a chapter entitled ‘The Significance of the Hut’. This text held a strong resonance with Felicity’s experience of living at HUTT, and subsequently underpinned much of the work produced.
‘We are hypnotised by solitude, hypnotised by the gaze of the solitary house; and the tie that binds us to it is so strong that we begin to dream of nothing but a solitary house in the night.’
For a second, self initiated part of the residency; the artist conducted six days of solitude with the space. Here, she spent time watching and waiting within HUTT, following the passage of falling, fading lights that travelled through the gallery.
‘A lamp is waiting in the window, and through it, the house, too, is waiting’.