21 Mar 2011 – 27 Mar 2011

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Preview 6-9pm (Gallery open everyday 12-6pm)

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The Great Central

Leicester, United Kingdom

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Boom - art exhibition


Matthew Everatt - Boom The Great Central Leicester Monday 21st - Sunday 27th March Preview; Monday 21st March, 6 - 9pm Gallery open 12 - 6pm everyday Matthew Everatt premieres his latest film ‘Boom'. The 25-minute, multi-screen video projection is a record of a 500-mile journey - part art project, part expedition, (part fundraising for charity). The piece depicts notions of travel, assorted landscapes, locations & events surrounding a trip, which began with a fixation on a word, leading to a pilgrimage of sorts. The work combines slow-moving shots of scenic views - sparse intervals and pensive scenes, accounts of absence meeting an assemblage of communal celebration & collective gatherings. The final destination of the journey was a town named Boom - by coincidence or fortune, Boom was celebrating 700 years of its history that year, with the church holding a devotion to ‘Maria' event and a procession through the streets. The project; incorporates the journey itself, the film on display at the Great Central & a limited edition book designed by the artist — the opening night of the exhibition also being the launch night for the books release. This is a book containing 76 pages, featuring a series of photographs, stills from 'Boom', the film plus various essays & contributions from associates, that examines the nature of 'Boom' and provides background / context to the project... It is a limited, numbered edition of 250 copies (each individually hand-stamped) & will be available to purchase throughout the exhibition, then online via Matthew's blog (http://meveratt.blogspot.com/)

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