Strabismus
Exhibition as Cinema
Curated by The Lombard Method

'Strabismus' is an exhibition articulated through cinematic film, featuring work by Helen Brown, Grantchester Pottery, Janet Hodgson, Tom Ireland, Stuart Layton, Joanne Masding, Ciaran O'Dochartaigh and Clemens von Wedermeyer. Artwork, documentation and description become their mise-en-scene counterpart and fulfill the role of scenery, narrative, character and plot. Featured artworks support a narrative that explores the possibilities and restrictions of mediating an exhibition through cinema, such as continuity, context and authorship.

The film follows a psychologically fractured interview between two unnamed characters, haunted by an unknown entity within the film. This unknown spectre finds a physical body through works exhibited in the film, and allows the protagonists to explore the medium of their own representation.

A dramatic re-contextualisation posits limitations on principle readings of artworks. However, cinematic devices such as soundtracks, dialogue and narrative structure open up possibilities of new readings. The relationship between works becomes mediated through the chronology of narrative, offering a new criterion for works to engage with one another.


Strabismus at The Lombard Method, Birmingham 

Strabismus at The Lombard Method, Birmingham 

Strabismus at The Lombard Method, Birmingham 

Strabismus at Mexico Project Space, Leeds. 

Strabismus at Mexico Project Space, Leeds. 

Strabismus at Mexico Project Space, Leeds.