Nostalgia, a yearning for a phantom past, with an obscured non present reality sprinkled with soft playful remembrances. On Longing extends the gallery walls into the realms of uniquely formed longings by nine creatives, plummeting the audience to experience phantasmagoria.
This collection of creatives come together through threads of Susan Stewarts theories. Though not bound too, the creatives like the book set out to research the mundanity of everyday objects, and question how these objects come to realize and cement versions of the world. Delving into how these objects become a looking glass into the perceived realities within which we reside. Looking through the skewed vision of these objects we identify our reliance on nostalgia and narrative even if not in reality themselves.
Within On Longing you will see Stewarts chapters mirrored from The Miniature to The Gigantic, from Objects of Desire to Imaginary Bodies. The work through its diverse mediums will explore the concepts of identity in the everyday, its harsh impact which often leaves us longing. The diverse pieces curated represent a spectrum of creatives playfully exploring ad hoc sculpture, experimental sound, analogue photography and textile.
Curated by Alice Campos, Luke Felstead & Isabelle O’Sullivan.