APT Shots is an annual exhibition inaugurated to develop a focused identity and vision for the A.P.T Gallery programme. For APT Shots 2016 the curatorial team is Dexter Dymoke, Rachel Russell and Véronique Chance.
"A space exists when one takes into consideration vectors of direction, velocities, and time variables. Thus space is composed of intersections of mobile elements. It is in a sense actuated by the ensemble of movements within it. Space occurs as the effect produced by the operations that orient it, situate it, temporalize it, and make it function in a polyvalent unity of conflictual programs or contractual proximities ". Michel de Certeau
Initially referencing relationships between art and architecture in current art practice, this exhibition aims to examine the imaginative, constructed and performative nature of space and how art works can illuminate the phenomenon not only as subject matter but also by experimenting with unfamiliar modes of display.
The audience is invited to enter a ‘treated’ space, both in the works themselves and through the agency of the artists’ speculative presentations of the works in the show and their response to the exhibition space. In this way the show will raise questions about the formal aspects of exhibition making and challenge received ideas of static display. The starting point is an exploration of architectural idiom – the subsequent journey is an ongoing examination of the transformative potential of space.
The nature of space is considered not only as something that changes with the addition or position of the objects/artworks placed within it, but also in relation to the social interaction with these elements of those moving inside it. As such the show will suggest an evolving space, contingent on the activity, orientation and time spent within it of the visiting audience.
Each of the artists in the show rises to the challenge of the potentially fraught introduction of the object/artwork/body into space through an acknowledgement of space itself being integral to the viewing outcome.