19 May 2012 - 1 Jul 2012
Hunter - Hunted
Visitors to the Red and Yellow Rooms of the Mottisfont's historic house will have a chance to see something different. Intermedia artist collective WE (Kye Wilson and Helena Eflerova) have made a new site specific, multi channel video and sound installation in response to the estate and particular activity from the past.
Open daily 11am - 5pm
The artwork has been inspired by a statue of the Theban hero Actaeon located in the Mottisfont gardens. WE have taken the Greek myth of this statue, in which the hunter becomes the hunted, as a conceptual point of departure. The theme of hunter/hunted is reflected in both the content and display of the artwork, questioning the ideas of power and control, and the fine line between these seemingly oppositional positions.
The diptych video installation display is split between two adjacent rooms (commonly know as the red and yellow rooms) within Mottisfonts Georgian manor house. Each individual space contains one large flatscreen television incorporated within a freestanding structure that seamlessly blends into each rooms current fixtures and architectural features.
This activity is part of a wider touring program in which WE (Wilson-Eflerová) will be looking for suitable venues in which to devise and realise new site-specific artworks at other heritage venues and off-site gallery spaces.
WE (Wilson-Eflerová) are Hampshire based intermedia
artists Kye Wilson and Helena Eflerová, who create interdisciplinary artwork
exploring themes of the human condition and embodiment. They have been
collaborating since 2008 and have exhibited nationally and internationally.
More information about the artists at:
The exhibition runs concurrently with Patrick Lichfield: The Polaroids exhibition. All artist led workshops take place in the community education space.
Venue:The Art Gallery at Mottisfont, The National Trust, Mottisfont, nr Romsey, SO51 0LP
From: 19 May 2012
To: 1 Jul 2012