Josh Blackwell, Anna Boggon, Stefan Burger, Marianne Engel, Clare Goodwin, Tom Huber, John Hughes, Sara Mackillop, Danielle Mourning.
The works selected for Hoot are like the separate components of a single conversation circulating around cultures of collecting. Individually they reveal the diverting and very specific possibilities of communicating contemporary concerns via props from the past. Together, were they to speak as one, the noise might crack the gallery glass, for Hoot is not a borrowed hat that will fit every head ? it is a sensibility, a conceptual mite picked up in some junk shop or other, tunnelling between these works at will.