Exhibition

Touch Stones: An investigation into our relationship with rock

16 Mar 2017 – 8 Apr 2017

Event times

TUES - SAT 12 - 5pm

Cost of entry

FREE

Outpost

Portland
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Buses from Weymouth or Dorchester
  • N/A
  • Weymouth

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An exhibition of new work by artist Simon Hitchens centred on the film Genesis, which explores ideas of what it is to be human and our relationship to the impermanence of life.

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An exhibition of new work by artist Simon Hitchens centred on the film Genesis, which explores ideas of what it is to be human and our relationship to the impermanence of life. There is an uncanny simplicity to the film like the meditative calm found in a Zen garden, where displaced rocks become almost body-like. What at first appears to be a benign boulder sat in an arcane landscape slowly begins to take on human qualities: is this a genesis, or the genesis? 

"The film can be viewed as a landscape painting, a still life or even a self-portrait.  I chose to use film because I wished to explore my ideas through a new medium, one that challenged how I went about making my art.  The process of making it was slow, and involved working with a technical editor which in turn allowed me a greater degree of objectivity that I found rewarding."

Curators

bside Festival

Exhibiting artists

Simon Hitchens

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