26 February – 2 April 2005
For his solo exhibition at Collective, Stuart Gurden will be showing new video/audio works, bronze sculptures and drawing. Referencing seminal figures and materials including Terry Riley’s Time Lag Accumulator and Kurt Vonnegut’s early sci-fi novel Sirens of Titan, nicotine and magic mushrooms, a thirteen year-old copy of NME, and a recording session in Iceland by The Fall, Ripples On You explored contingent responses to the vicarious experience of (sub)cultural moments and knowledge, as well as the flakily baroque, and often self-defeating edges of left-field idealism.
In Conversation, 19 March 2005, 2pm
An informal conversation about the themes and works from Ripples On You, between Stuart Gurden and Hilary Nicoll, Director of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden.
Stuart Gurden graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2000, last year he completed the Repopulate: Reside residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and participated the group exhibition Synth at B2/Kunstraum in Leipzig, German. Stuart's previous solo exhibitions include; Eye-may-mah at Red Gallery, Hull, 2003; Ungeniessbar at Flur Gallery, Berlin, 2001 and Minor Planets part of the New Work Scotland Programme at Collective in 2001. Stuart's video work has been screened at a number of festivals including: S1/Salon at S1 Artspace in Sheffield; Darklight 4, Dublin; Flock on Film, Arnolfini, Bristol; and Lux Open 2003, RCA, London.
This is an archived programme entry.