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Limbo-Land (Solo Exhibition)

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Limbo-Land is a Sculptural and Video Installation work produced with my creative partner Zoe Walker. The work consists of a 2 meter inflatable ‘moon’ sculpture and accompanying performance captured on video and projected onto a screen. Limbo-Land was filmed on a remote beach on the Scottish-English border near Berwick upon Tweed. The work was created as part of our work for the Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship, hosted by English Heritage and Supported by the Arts Council. Limbo-Land has been exhibited in numerous galleries both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The work echoes the melancholic atmosphere of the Northumberland expansive coastal landscapeand evokes a condition of ‘in-between-ness’ that is both physical and psychological. The films present Walker as an amateur astronaut caught between the land and the sky in a tragicomic attempt to harness the moon’s energies and reach the ultimate frontier. The point of letting go or holding on becomes postponed in a hypnotic moment that revels in its liminal state.The work invites audiences to explore that the idea of the boundary at which earth, sky and sea gain and lose their identity and in this act the individual viewer is invited to reconsider their own.

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Artist(s): Bromwich N, Walker Z

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2008

Number of Pieces: 3

Venue: Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art

Location: Gatehead, UK

Source Publication Date: 2-30 January 2008

Media of Output: Sculpture, Video, Sound, plus Book Publication: Walker & Bromwich Monograph, Chapter Limbo-Land


Notes: Limbo-Land solo exhibition at Baltic was a unique manifestation of the work consisting three parts, 1 Sculpture and 2 video works, one of which was screened in a specially built architectural space. This is a 4 star outcome with many citations and has since been exhibited in other forms in numerous significant group exhibitions. Group Exhibitions. 2010 Outer Worlds, Deloittes, Luxembourg 2009 Running Time – Scottish Video Art 1960 to Now, Dean Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Edinburgh (4* International Survey Show of Scottish Artists Video Art from the last 50 years) 2009 Breakfast of Champions, Yinka Shonibare Space, London 2008 Parallax, Fieldgate Gallery, London 2007/8 Glow07, Outdoor Video installation Newcastle Upon Tyne City Centre Citations peer review, publisher/journal/venue etc. Books 'Outer Worlds' Deloitte Luxemburg exhibition catalogue (p28-9) published 2010 MONOGRAPH: 'Walker & Bromwich'; 128 pages; Published By John Hansard Gallery, Essays JJ Charlesworth, Sally O’Reilly, ISBN 9780854328642 'PANACEA: Pinsky, Walker & Bromwich'; 128 pages Published By John Hansard Gallery; Essays JJ Charlesworth, Michael Stanley, Evelyne Toussaint, ISBN 9780854328628 Journals and Reviews Guardian: Jessica Lack- Breakfast of Champions, 2 May 2009 – Wound Magazine, Feature - Walker & Bromwich, 6 pages – Essay by Ken Pratt 2009 Art Review, Walker & Bromwich, On the Threshold of a Dream - Exhibition review by Laura McLean Ferris p.153 Oct 08 13 reviews & other press: available upon request