Imelda Barnard, Laura Carey, Fiona Chambers, Rachael Gilbourne, Michelle Hall, Tracy Hanna and Sharon Murphy
Emerging art collective, Pallasades, present their first collaborative project; a site-specific installation that combines light with structure and shape, directing human responses to spatial presence. Using the gallery space as a temporary darkroom, low-tech photographic works signify this active engagement with the making-process. Pallasades is a group of young emerging artists, writers and curators,which has developed out of the internship programme at Pallas Contemporary Projects.
Pallas Contemporary Projects’ approach to onsite work, this exhibition developed through a series of group cohabitations within the gallery. Working at length together, in some cases overnight, the experience of the space was intensified, highlighting it as an entity in its own right. Sensory deprivation, amounting to feelings of dislocation and unease, created an awareness of the absent; the lack of daylight causing a disarming perception of Time, and encouraging the innate human desire for natural light. Using materials primarily found in, and sympathetic to, the gallery space, the work emerged out of this shared experience. It is an attempt to invert perceptions of the space – Pallasades say, ‘Let there be Light!’
Pallas Contemporary Projects was set up to allow artists a space to experiment and take risks with their practice. Most of our exhibitions evolve in relation to the idiosyncratic specifics of our gallery space and artists benefit from an extended period of on-site work in which to test and try out ideas ahead of their public exhibition; as a result of this approach the artists have the possibility of producing works that would not have been generated within their own production context.
Pallasades is a group of young emerging artists, writers and curators, which has developed out of the internship programme at Pallas Contemporary Projects. In this instance the invited participants were given free reign to develop an exhibition for the space.