Space can be made or defined across times, through sounds, via actions or by other means. Space is one of the tools we use to define ourselves – the space between us and other things positions us, and is how we help to locate ourselves within the world and plan our next move. Space can be physical or psychological, or both. Making Space presents work by artists who have explored ways of documenting, recording or responding to space, whether as a physical or psychological environment.
A parallel incidental exploration also occurs around the question of the making of an artwork, and when an artwork becomes completed. This is particularly relevant in relation to artworks that are performed. The “making space” that is referred to in this case is the space where something is made, or perhaps where something manifests itself – sometimes these two things may occur within the same space, at others they are clearly defined and distinct.
Barbara Dougan & Darren Ellis, Matthew Ferguson, Glen Jamieson, Phil Mill, Mandy Roberts, Holly Rumble, Andrew Vass, Jevan Watkins-Jones