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Turnstile - Single Use

26.07.07 - 28.07.07

Turnstile is a new concept in art tourism - an innovative exhibition format developed around the idea that most people only visit an exhibition once. Interval has utilised this observation as a method and redesigned the structure of an exhibition, mimicking an audiences actions and flow.

Time is throwaway, a disposable and low valued commodity. Many contemporary objects and experiences are designed for single use, nurturing a short term, disposable society, a culture of quick consumption and fickle fashions. Art and media are often viewed in a similar way. Many people only pay a single visit to an exhibition, absorbing as much of the experience as possible and lingering if it interests them.

Single Use is a series of 3 single day exhibitions, supporting 11 artworks in total. Each day the artists will install, exhibit and remove their work from the space, this aims to create an ongoing flow of ideas and topics for discussion in the space instead of static content.

DAY 1 - 26th 5-8pm

Though we rely on it to get us through tasks both quotidian and extraordinary, our technology is constantly failing us. Decay, malfunctions, errors, and other indicators of failure can be purposefully engineered into a creative work as part of a statement on how our reliance on technology is often founded on untenable hopes that today's cutting edge tools will last the test of time.

Katherine Behar | Marisa Olson | Ruth Pringle

DAY 2 - 27th 5-8pm

Outside of Parallel is a series of screen-based works that explore strangeness. Experiences such as déjà vu reveal perceived ephemera that seem to occur out of parallel with the everyday. These one-off occurrences create unease within the familiar and routine, bringing about a slightly altered state of perception and a manifestation of eeriness or strangeness.

Brass Art | Jane Brake and Jenna Collins | Rose Butler
Eimer | Birkbeck and Joe Duffy | Rebecca Lennon

DAY 3 - 28th 2-5pm

Is rest portable? Has it become a commodity that you can take to the park and experience? Portable Rest sees artworks that induce, create or represent relaxation, questioning how we can be proactive in being inactive. Audience members are asked to bring suitable accessories for relaxation; rugs, mats, picnics, etc.

Neil Grant | Raven | Neil Webb

Interval is kindly supported by:
Manchester Metropolitan University
University Of Huddersfield