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November 16, 2018 - January 11, 20198:00am - 5:00pm
An audio guide to getting lost
Part of SWAP
James Webb (Cape Town, South Africa)
In Residence: October 3 - November 23, 2018
Opening Reception: November 16, 6 pm - 9 pm
On View: November 16, 2018 - January 11, 2019
James Webb's residency at SPACES served as a form of reorientation and rejuvenation through personal studies and collaborative experience. It included focused wandering, disorientation, and chance amusement. The artist considered ways of looking and meaning making in conjunction with the voice and language. The resulting exhibition included five artworks acting as associative audio guides to his experience. These works collectively consider the vast reaches of religion, psychology, philosophy, and the body.
"I suppose one has to get lost first, in order to find something new."
- James Webb
James Webb (1975) is a South African artist based in Cape Town. His work, framed in large-scale installations in galleries and museums, or as unannounced interventions in public spaces, often makes use of ellipsis, displacement and détournement to explore the nature of belief and the dynamics of communication in our... go to artist page
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