EXHIBITIONS    JULIAN DAY: Don't Look Now

27.04.14 to 24.05.14

When you walk down the street what catches your eye? Of what you see, what belongs to you? What can you keep?

Don’t Look Now is part of a series that questions the politics of looking within public space. The artist has taken countless photos on his mobile phone during afternoon and evening walks through the city. The camera documents where he looks and captures each image site specifically. He is particularly drawn to models within political and commercial advertisements and deliberately allows streetlights or sunlight to reflect within the subjects’ eyes. Poetically, this suggests latent android intent, an endless recursive gaze or, in this work, the subject blinded by their own self importance.

Don’t Look Now is part of an arc within Day’s work that addresses the intermingling of personal and public space. Day frequently explores this theme through sound, particularly within installations in which long tones constantly expand from electronic keyboards into the surrounding airspace. However in this series he looks to visual information, which equally intrudes upon space.

 

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