An Exhibition by Louise Manifold
From Tuesday 22nd July to Sunday 3rd August 2008
Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present a new exhibition by Louise Manifold. Bullswool: It is a slang terminology that that refers to stolen clothes. It is also a reference to exaggerated or unreliable talk: Exclamations of disbelief, disgust, scorn.
The artist related the term Bullswool as a metaphor to reference material that she collected concerning the age-old phenomena of human shape shifting and transformation. Almost every culture in the world has some type of transformation myth, with almost every commonly found animal. Using video, cut-outs, drawing and sculpture simultaneously, the artist weaves upon these cultural mythologies, within the comparison of factual accounts of patients psychosis-like experiences of shapeshifting. The information used as the basis of invention of new fictions that, like a fable is, shifts human perception of what is both fictional and real.
Opening Reception: Friday 25th July 7-9pm