A selection of work from the LUX collection on the themes of connection and distortion; wanting to be seen and remain invisible; absorption and objective distancing; unpicking the past from the present. Curated by Alice Lea and contributed to by Charlotte Procter.
I’d like to mention briefly a work not included in the programme but, which has been an inspiration in gathering these works together. When I first saw, ‘My Parents Read Dreams I’ve Had About Them‘, by Neil Goldberg, it spoke to me about artists’ attempts to engage their loved ones in what they do. It resonated with me, as it might with many others, about the disappointment, and sometimes pain, from both sides at not really getting, or not being got – understood – by the other. Seeing it again it makes me think of acceptance – the wish for and the granting of – as well as how hard it can be to say what matters most to our significant others. (AL)
A Part of Me, Carl Callam (1998)
Looking for the Moon, Moira Sweeney (1986)
Getting Stronger Every Day, Miranda July (2001)
Trick or Drink, Vanalyne Green (1984)
Early Years, Morgan Quaintance (2019)