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"For Want of (Not) Measuring"

"For Want of (Not) Measuring"

Hobbs, James, Waterworth, David and Kennedy, Stephen (2024) "For Want of (Not) Measuring". [Show/Exhibition]

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"For Want of (Not) Measuring" brings together artists Ron Haselden, Jim Hobbs, Patrick Adam Jones and John Timberlake who explore the problematic and poetic use of systems and measurement. Whereas measurement often focuses on quantitative results, the artists instead choose a metaphysical approach to exploit the corporeal use of measuring apparatus as a vehicle for critique. Here, surveying sticks, cameras, physical grids, and light meters (amongst many other tools) are all used to point out the futility, absurdity and impossibility of truly knowing the world around us; seascapes and passages are investigated though their human relationships to the measurement of time, perspective, location and memory.

Originally shown as a two person exhibition (Hobbs & Jones) at Kingsgate Projects, this iteration of artists has been selected by gallery curator, David Waterworth, to further extend the conversation of how each artist uses measurement within their works.

The exhibition is also accompanied by a publication with a newly commissioned text by Stephen Kennedy.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: film installation; digital arts; measuring; noise; collaborative exhibition
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2024 11:58

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