The Collector's Room

Fisher, James ORCID: 0000-0003-0800-5175 and McLeod, Kate (2020) The Collector's Room. [Show/Exhibition]

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Contribution to a group exhibition curated by Fisher’s PhD student, Karen David (University of Worcester), which comprised a collaborative work ‘Hat trick’ from James Fisher and Kate McLeod’s project ‘Studio Models’. The Collector’s Room holds three narratives: the act of collecting, the lens of fiction, and the illusion of magic. An intangible transformation occurs where the potency of these works in this space take on new meanings due to our viewing experience altering and ‘contorting’ slightly when presented with a fictional agency. We could call this misdirection or sleight-of-hand, or one of many other effects used (to different ends) by stage magicians, faith healers, politicians and, also, visual artists, who using the effect of ‘production’ (i.e. rabbit from a hat) create something from nothing as part of their own presentation, wielding the unconscious into material, thoughts into actions, the invisible, visible.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: James Fisher
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 16:49
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:22

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