Paul Rooney: Bellevue

2 Oct 2010 – 27 Nov 2010


Exeter, United Kingdom


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  • Ten minute walk from Paris Street Bus Station
  • Exeter St Davids

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A solo exhibition by Paul Rooney which focuses around a major new film work, Bellevue. Bellevue is an intricate, audacious work filmed at Harewood House near Leeds. Based upon Malcolm Lowry's short story, 'Luna Caustic', whose flights of fancy emanate from inside the walls of a 1930s New York psychiatric hospital. Rooney's video depicts an advertising agency focus group discussing the use of Lowry's writing in a campaign. Colliding contemporary marketing jargon with the literary innovations of mid-20th century modernism, Bellevue subjects 'reality' to various levels of scrutiny; highlighting the potential for imaginative projection and creative confusion, engendered by the written word. A selection of other works by Rooney will also be on show.

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