Nothing Personal

8 - 24 March 2018, 00:00
Cambridge campus

a blurred black and white portrait photo of a woman looking to her left.  Blurred text has been blended in to the photo too
Private View: Thursday 8 March, 5pm

Opening hours: Monday–Saturday, 10am–4.30pm

In Derek Besant’s latest exhibition, he explores how we assemble the flood of data we are bombarded with and how it can become a hidden narrative.  

In his artist statement, he elaborates: "For instance, walking around an art exhibit, we hear bits and pieces of conversation that have already begun, or are not yet finished.  These fragments, though dissected, invite our gestalt sensibilities to attempt joining them together. 

Walk around an airport waiting room, and overhear the one-sided conversations from people talking too loudly on their cell phones.  I once sat along a corridor and took notes for an hour from merely the barrage of cell phone excerpts flowing by from people in public spaces.  

The images are out-of-focus to allow that same anonymity we encounter with strangers. The collective portrait that results follows my research into how the brain sees, and how we process information.  All the portraits were from many portrait shoots where participants turned their heads side-to-side, in the act of looking or listening..."

Event Details

8 - 24 March 2018, 00:00
Cambridge campus
Ruskin Gallery