A gap is a leap between two things, a stutter in space.
In-betweens are liminal spaces of transition, outwardly presenting as nothing.
The temporal lapse is an interval in which nothing or something takes place: the time out, the silence or the scream.
The Gap, the Interval and the In-between run concurrently within our four practices.
Hootan’s work is concerned with acts of compulsion that arise in the wake of migration and the ensuing sense of dislocation. Jas’ practice draws from personal histories, gleaned materials and a language of subtle gestures, to elevate and draw attention to the everyday, to the juxtaposed spaces that require attentive focal shifting and act as a reminder of liminality. Looking at grounds and interstices as generative sites, Giulia’s work is contingent on the found, given and discarded things, testing their potential to shift values and ask for engagement with a set of spatiotemporally entangled thoughts, agencies and actions.
Callan’s practice is centered around the notion of the camera as an extension of the self, both physically and psychically; an augmented memory-gatherer that expands and contracts both temporally and spatially interrogating the change in the autobiographical when it is written through the ever-shifting perspective of the lens.
In conversation, all four artists gravitated towards the idea of discarding selectively in order to preserve. By creating Gaps, Intervals and In-between spaces to examine memory, the act of selective collection, and concentrated focus that requires everything else to drop away they found avenues for further exploration of their concerns. Their thoughts, processes, and subsequent reflections overlap and spill into each other’s practices. They search the limits of their differing perspectives, with the aim of attending to the unattended in the everyday. They question their relationship to the spaces they move through. By isolating parts, like a camera acting selectively, slicing out a small portion of the visible world for examination, The Gap, The Interval And The In-Between carves out segments of our surroundings for closer inspection.