Space Release

4 October 2012 – 14 December 2013

4 October 2012 – 14 December 2013

  • The Stephenson Works, South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

Principally based within the Stephenson Works building in Newcastle upon Tyne, Space Release utilised this site (a grade II listed building, positioned within a regeneration area) as a departure point to explore space as a formative moment in art. The programme jointly explored the notion that art occupies, creates and defines space and is simultaneously defined by it. Exploring the possibilities and parameters of the exhibition space, through a 15-month thematic project, ‘Space Release’ looked at the relationship between site, moving image and time based artworks. This project included 3 new solo exhibitions (by Emma Hart, Ruben Grilo and Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan) and calendar of parallel events and screenings. Space Release considered the role of site within production and display, pursuing the attributes of site which contrast to the gallery and create discourse around the value and function of this alternative within exhibition-making. In curating ‘Space Release’, CIRCA Projects adopted the format of a multi-event exhibition, over one site that drew attention to current artistic positions, consulting closely with the artists included in the programme. All events were numbered to present a coherent thought trail – moving from one position in art to the next, abridged by interconnected ideas.

Connected Events

Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan
DOES THE IT FIT
Lothar Götz
Presentation/Q&A
Fiona Jardine
Colour Like No Other
Paul Becker
In Camera
Paul Becker
In Camera
Jani Ruscica
Scene shifts, in six movements
Paul Becker
Floor/Ceiling/Window/Wall: Draft Two
Rubén Grilo
The Need For Speed
Paul Becker
Floor/Ceiling/Window/Wall: Draft One
Emma Hart
TO DO
Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth
If You Can’t See My Mirrors, I Can’t See You
Dean Kenning, Emma Hart
In conversation
Dean Kenning
Double Dip Depression
Heather Phillipson
Bleurgh
Heather Phillipson
PRESSURIZATION
Chooc Ly Tan
In Space There is No Up or Down
Chooc Ly Tan
From the Perspective of the Infinite there is No Given Position
Keren Cytter
Avalanche
Laura Harrington, Lee Patterson, Luke Fowler
Layerspace (expanded)
Jesse Jones
The Struggle Against Ourselves

4 October 2012 – 14 December 2013

  • The Stephenson Works, South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1