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Heidi Morstang at London Gallery West

 Date:12/11/2004 - 09/01/2005
 Type:Culture, Exhibition
 Location:England, Harrow

London Gallery West brings together Heidi Morstang and Christie Brown, two artists who explore notions of metamorphosis, representation and narrative through the transformational qualities of clay and the momentaneity of the moving image

10/12/2004 :: Both artists’ work is also closely linked by their use of the human figure  - which becomes a site of transience - shadow or silhouette  - a testament to the temporality of existence, unstable and morbid.

Video installation: In Between
In Heidi Morstang’s video installation In Between, ghostly figures move across hanging screens as if in a void. These abstracted figures seem to be dissolving into an undefined time and place. In between creates a meditative, atmospheric work that explores the unknown phase of passing from one mental and physical stage to another.

Informed by the allegory of Plato’s Cave (where mankind confuses the signifier with the signified) and inspired by the writing of Roland Barthes (photography’s ultimate meaning is death and absence), Morstang has created a work that is unstable, ungraspable, an act of disappearance. In this way, the image and photographic process itself becomes a journey into the terrain of unconsciousness - a fleeting and momentary act. It is this very process of appearance and disappearance, this slippage between realities which is conveyed in the dark atmosphere and stillness of In Between.


The show runs from 12 November 2004 to 9 January 2005 at:

London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Watford Rd, Harrow, HA1 3TP
(Northwick Park, Metropolitan Line, Car parking available)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext 4771 | Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm, closed Monday

Gallery Talk with the artists: Wednesday 24 November 2.30pm at London Gallery West



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The show runs from 12 November 2004 to 9 January 2005

From Morstang's video installation In Between


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