You Move Me

You Move Me was an exhibition by Antlers Gallery for Winter 2014/15.

The project revolved around a site-specific installation by Bristol-based artist Jo Lathwood. The show presented a wooden, tunnel-like structure for people to walk through and explore. Off this main framework a select group of artists were commissioned to respond to Jo’s work and depict their interpretation on its themes – with a focus on drawing in the broadest sense. The invited artists were: Helen Jones, Laurie Lax, Olivia Jones and Synnøve Fredericks.

These commissions aimed to affect the aesthetic and layout of Jo’s structure creating an exhibition that is neither a collaboration nor a group-show; instead promoting a different format that lies somewhere between these two expected modes.

You Move Me takes direct inspiration from the ‘hidden’ River Frome that runs underneath Bristol city centre. The work transposes the path of the river and interference patterns allude to the movement and flow of water. In creating an immersive environment Jo wanted to explore themes of (re)viewing familiar spaces around the city, and examine ways in which nature and the urban environment interrelate.

The central installation is primarily built from natural/ found materials – supporting a sense of nature within an urban context, an overlap that is present in both the work and the city. The participatory nature of the piece – you have to physically navigate the passageway – builds connections with the work and supports a sense of fun and adventure.

A lighting scheme was specifically designed for this exhibition by Lighting Designer Anna Barrett.

This project was supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

KEY INFORMATION

OPEN: 29 November – 23 December 2014 (then closed for Christmas/ New Year)

RE-OPENS: 5 – 10 January 2015

TIMES: Monday to Friday 10am – 7pm / Saturday and Sunday 12am – 4pm

LOCATION: Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Spike Island, Bristol, BS1 6XN

EVENTS PROGRAMME

**All events are free – but require a RSVP. Please email admin@antlersgallery.com with the name of the event and how many people will be attending in the subject line.**

Preview: Friday 28 November, 6 – 9pm

All Artist Tour of Exhibition (1) : Saturday 6th December, 2pm

Jo Lathwood Artist Tool Kit : Wednesday 10th December, 6.30pm

Parish Sounds Audio Response to ‘You Move Me’: Sunday 14 December, 1pm

Jo Lathwood Artist Talk : Saturday 20th December, 2pm

All Artist Tour of Exhibition (2) : Wednesday 7th January, 6.30pm

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