Following on from a hugely successful showing at Pulse Miami in December, Open is set to make a defiant debut at the London Art Fair.
The London Art Fair launches the art world year in the UK. As the first major event of 2010, the LAF promises museum quality Modern British and Contemporary art in a âstylish, spectacular and uniquely welcoming' environment.
Open will create a unique and immersive video experience which hopes to reveal a new way of viewing moving image. A series of nine videos entitled Portraits from the back by French artist Gabrielle Le Bayon will be projected on the back wall of the booth. The series places nine different figures in nine vastly differing landscapes. Each portrait captures the almost still figure gazing outwards at some part of the vista that lies before them. The careful dressing and placing of each character creates a serene balance between the aesthetic of the figures and the landscapes.
Open will also show work by philosopher and founding artist of the Artscape Project Hilary Lawson. Now Revisited Revisited seeks to explore the present and of what it is to be human. The philosophy behind this work is manifested in the overall booth concept, which will play with notions of spectatorship and self-awareness. Artists Lawson and Le Bayon have collaborated to produce a space which will reveal this new way of seeing.
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