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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR IMAGINED SPACES: RORY DUCKHOUSE TESTBED

February 2017

INSTRUCTIONS FOR IMAGINED SPACES: RORY DUCKHOUSE
TESTBED

Launch: Saturday 6 - 8pm, 11 March 2017

What is in here?
Do I dare cross the threshold?
A gallery text… I should read it so I know what it’s about.
Names, dates, titles, what do they mean?
Where should I start?
I’m not sure I understand it. Does it matter?
Perhaps I’d better check the information again...

Instructions for Imagined Spaces presents a series of instructional guides that offer the gallery visitor an experience of an imagined space. The guides use the visitor’s previous encounters and experiences of a gallery to construct this particular imagined place.

Alongside this the artist will be working on a series of participatory artworks that will be sent out in the post as an extension of the gallery show. These works will include proposals, crosswords and visual puzzles.

Rory’s practice considers ideas around information, power and control.  Through a combination of both image and text he examines the ways in which we might be directed or led. Trained as a photographer, his work is concerned with our relationship to photography and has a particular interest in how our way of seeing is shaped. Using this as a platform, Rory's work explores the space between photography, history, information, control & technology amongst many other ideas.

RORY DUCKHOUSE BIOG:

Rory Duckhouse is an artist, writer and editor based in Cardiff. He has contributed to online magazines such as photomonitor.co.uk, AN News & thisistomorrow amongst others.
www.roryduckhouse.com

Education:
2010-2012: Swansea Metropolitan University - MA Photography: Contemporary Dialogues
2006-2010: Swansea Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts (2:1)

ENDS

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Alex Boyd Jones, Curator; alex@orieldavies.org

Amber Knipe, Marketing Officer (freelance), Oriel Davies marketing@orieldavies.org
01686 625041, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ

IMAGES: https://www.flickr.com/photos/orieldavies/albums/72157678130658082
Image Credits: Rory Duckhouse: Instructions for Imagined Spaces, 2016

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Exhibition Launch Saturday 11 March, 6-8pm, alongside:
Vanishing Point: Kelly Best
http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/vanishing-point
Refreshments available, all welcome.

Oriel Davies is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Powys and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft. Our opening hours are Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and admission is free. For more information on the gallery and its programmes please visit www.orieldavies.org

Oriel Davies receives funding from Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council. 

Oriel Davies is a Registered Charity, no. 1034890. 

Published 15 February 2017
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