Preview, Friday 3rd August, 7-9pm
4th -18th August
Notes on Westward Expansion is an exhibition which continues an ongoing investigation into the relationship(s) between modernist art (and design) practices and the western space programme of the mid/late 20th century as proponents of interrelated aesthetic and ideological values. It is part of a larger investigation seeking to unpick the legacy of the Apollo moon landings and the western space programme within wider culture.
In response to the sound work, the gallery space at Bloc will be re-purposed as a listening environment, providing the audience a platform from which to listen and consider the space. The re-purposing of the gallery uses a recent series of digital collages as its basis – the MARE series, which feature images of empty gallery spaces laid over images of the lunar landscape.