8 Broad Street, Bath May/June 2019
There is no such thing as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Dull brought together a diverse range of artists who are united in an approach to artmaking that is rooted in observation and that rewards the attentive viewer. Against the backdrop of a fast-paced world, these artists invite us to stop, to pause just a moment longer and allow instinctive reactions to make way for deeper contemplation.
Quiet transformation in an everyday context was a common theme here, with works that revealed, for example, the mutability of the body or the constant, yet often unseen, metamorphosis of matter or materials in our daily environment. Other works addressed the phenomenological experience of looking, the impossibility of silence, and the fine line that sometimes exists between boredom and wonder.
Featuring Beth Biddiss, David Dunnico, David Green, Beatrice Haines, Ashleigh Harrold, Nicola Lee, Robert Luzar, Fiona Macphee and Michelle Ohlson.
Curated by Sightlines Projects in collaboration with Beth Biddiss.
Our thanks to Fringe Arts Bath 2019