Model Citizen

26 Feb 2010 – 30 Mar 2010

Event times

Tues-Fri 10.30-12.30 & 1.30-5pm Sat 10am-1pm

Cost of entry

Free admission, all welcome

Catmose Gallery

Oakham, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • No. 19 Bus Stop on Barleythorpe Road, 1 minute walk
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  • Oakham Train Station, 5 minutes walk

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Low Brown Trash and Helen Saunders


Artist group 'Low Brow Trash' of Nottingham created Model Citizen, a site-specific work that consists of a large projected image that changes in response to the movements of visitors by using motion-tracking technology. The work examines the concept of Model Citizen: are we born to be Model Citizens or are we manipulated into being so? And for some of us where and why does this go wrong? The work uses various reference points in life and transforms these into image statements that are then layered on top of each other to give contrasting views and opinions on the subject. Model Citizen works with layered imagery; a camera registers the movement of the gallery visitors that are transformed into a projected silhouette, this silhouette in turn becomes a 'window' to the second layer of imagery, creating a multi-layered visual language. Also on display will be two large, isolated digitally-made photographs (pictured) by Derbyshire artist Helen Saunders. These fantasy British landscapes are concerned with our changing environment, where the processes of civilisation are seeping into the natural rhythms of the planet, provoking questions about the rate of man-made development and the implications for the future. Low Brow Trash: www.lowbrowtrash.co.uk Helen Saunders: www.helensaunders.co.uk

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