SIB is delighted to present Sarah Bayliss' first show with the gallery and her first solo exhibition in London.
At its root Intermitting Glare is a body of new work exploring a collapse of meaning and perspective. Installed in and around the altered gallery space will be a combination of screens and a projection displaying several new moving image works. Each synced and overlapping they physically break-up and refract the real space of the gallery whilst fragmented content disrupts the viewer's experience within, and outside, of the frame. Intermitting Glare imagines the screen as a body of water or a transparent plane; the horizon unfixed, undetectable and infinite with the viewer accordingly disorientated, floating, disarticulated. Questioning the screen as a material boundary Intermitting Glare attempts to dissolve body and image together.
Working across a variety of media Sarah Bayliss' practice uses performance to camera, objects and documented moments to investigate the malleability of space-time with a desire to disrupt prescribed knowledge systems for something more hopeful. Her research is underpinned by an on-going exploration of relations between the body and its environment, with a key area of interest being Bergson's image as being material: as thing.
Intermitting Glare continues Bayliss' investigation in this relationship between body, landscape, space, viewer and performer through the image that spills out of the screen; reforming a physical reality whilst inviting the figure to walk into the screen, becoming something more virtual.
Intermitting Glare will feature a collaborative text between Marà a Angelà ca Madero and the artist.
Sarah Bayliss b. 1982 graduated with a distinction from The Slade MA Fine art in 2012 where she was also the recipient of the Claire Winsten Award. Previous group exhibitions include Cities Methodologies at Woburn Centre London, 2012, Point Of No Return at The Book Society, Seoul, 2012 and Scrapbook at Tent Gallery Edinburgh, also 2012. Sarah Bayliss lives and works in London.
This exhibition is supported by Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts.
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