Kathleen Herbert. A History of the Receding Horizon

5 Nov 2015 – 18 Nov 2015

Regular hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00

Hardwick Gallery

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


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  • Cheltenham Spa

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Revising History is a two-part programme comprising three exhibitions of new moving image work by Richard Billingham, Kathleen Herbert and Anna Bunting-Branch at Hardwick Gallery, and a one-day symposium of screenings and discussion with the artists and invited speakers at the University of Gloucestershire, and panel discussion at The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum.


A History Of The Receding Horizon is inspired by Kielder in Northumberland. The film explores different concepts of time within the landscape. Although based upon an actual site and research into the site, it is an abstract film that weaves past, present and future time and histories, within spaces above and below the horizon.

Kathleen Herbert is interested in site, history and social politics. She uses obscure historical footnotes as the starting point through which to explore hidden narratives that blur boundaries between fact and fiction, and investigate ideas around superstition, rituals and histories. Kathleen has exhibited within contemporary art galleries both nationally and internationally including Firstsite, Colchester, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and has been awarded commissions outside of the gallery context with the Southbank Centre, Royal Opera house, National Trust, First Site, Picture This and Situations. In 2007 she produced Stable, in which she filmed a performance of three horses roaming free one night around Gloucester Cathedral. Stable has been exhibited widely including MOBIA New York, Hå gamle prestegard, Norway, North Dekota Museum of Art, USA, and Danielle Arnaud, London.

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