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.)