Lucinda Metcalfe

30 May 2014 – 21 Jun 2014


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 47, 53, 177, 180, 199, 255, 453
  • Canada Water
  • Deptford Train Station/New Cross Train Station/Deptford Bridge DLR/Cutty Sark DLR

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'Open Sky' is an exhibition that started with a small painting. The title is derived from a book by Paul Virilio which talks of the instantaneous transmission of a digital age and the loss of real places and the loss of the present. P26. While the topical city was once constructed around the 'gate' and the 'port', the teletopical meta city is now reconstructed around the 'window' and the teleport, that is to say, around the screen and the time slot. "He expresses a kind of disorientation, a confusion and 'pollution' of distances and a degrading of our relationship with our environment, where 'the image prevails over the thing it is an image of'. The travel advertisement image is often the subject of Lucinda's work and it is the excess of images, of places we should desire, that the artist has found her subject.

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