Urban Landscape Work Exhibited in 'The Witching Hour: Darkness and the Architectural Uncanny', PM Gallery & House, London, (21 Jan – 12 Mar 2011), curated by Matt Price.

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (2011) Urban Landscape Work Exhibited in 'The Witching Hour: Darkness and the Architectural Uncanny', PM Gallery & House, London, (21 Jan – 12 Mar 2011), curated by Matt Price. [Show/Exhibition]

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Photographic work from Billingham's series 'Black Country' was exhibited in 'The Witching Hour: Darkness and the Architectural Uncanny', PM Gallery & House, London, (21 Jan – 12 Mar 2011), curated by Matt Price. This exhibition was comprised from the work of ten artists from Birmingham and the West Midlands. The artists , in photography, painting and film, explored the power of buildings to unsettle or intimidate. Taking inspiration from a variety of buildings and architectural forms, and exploring both unusual and everyday locations, the exhibited artworks featured sites as diverse as a shadowy cemetery, looming industrial gasholders, underground tunnels, deserted houses after a hurricane, melancholy housing estates and the London streets where Jack the Ripper murdered his victims. The exhibition explored how buildings can carry the weight of their own histories, becoming imbued with an affecting atmosphere. It peered into the disconcerting darkness people can encounter daily, whether in the unnerving quality of architecture at night-time, in the darkened, neglected corners of towns, or beneath the city itself. The collected works were charged with a sense of the 'witching hour', a time of night when peculiar things can occur. Besides Billingham, other participating artists were Chris Keenan, David Rowan, Ged Quinn, George Shaw, Graham Chorlton, Idris Khan, Ravi Deepres, Sally Payen & Toby de Silva.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Art
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 15:45
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 15:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7461

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