20 Apr 2017 – 21 Apr 2017

Event times

Private View: 21/04/17 7pm onwards

Opening: 20/4/17 1pm - 5pm
21/04/17 12pm - 4pm

Cost of entry


The Bicycle Shop

England, United Kingdom


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This exhibition is the interpretation of language in transit. Looking at Rory Macbeth's Utopia (No Place), an condemned Old Eastern Electricity Building located at Duke Street carpark, Norwich.


Reopening Macbeth’s work presents how words, language and the visual can be illustrated as a mismatch of ideals, seen through his interpretation of Thomas Mores book Utopia, with the words in a graffiti-like style covering the Eastern Electricity Building . Macbeth intended for his Utopia (No Place) to be demolished as part of the artwork in 2006. However, as the building still stands the artwork is left incomplete.

In conjunction to this, Miscommunication looks to multiple interpretations on the ideology of Utopia for you to indulge in, drawing out distinct perspectives of Macbeth’s meaning behind the work and Thomas More’s Utopian theory. Ranging from archival/photographic material to sculpture and film. Together this small-scale exhibition becomes an investigation into the experiential process of locating and placing utopian language.

(Rory Macbeth’s public work ‘Utopia (No Place)’ is a short 2 minute walk from the exhibition location.) 


JMC Anderson

Exhibiting artists

Rory Macbeth

Abbie Cairns

Caitlin Shepherd


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