Saturday 17 June – Sunday 6 August
Mon to Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm; Sat to Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Mezzanine Gallery at New Art Exchange, 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE
Altered Landscapes is a new body of work by Juan del Gado which traces a personal narrative through the scarred vistas of Europe in the midst of the largest mass migration in living memory. In 2016 del Gado travelled to Greece, Macedonia and Calais and recorded the journeys taken by refugees, many from Syria and northern Iraq. The artist did not film these ‘invisible’ people who proliferate our media, rather he chose to capture the traces of their existence: the fleeting moments and marks left on the land as they pass through to find safety.
Altered Landscapes incorporates video, photography, light and sound. Presented as an immersive installation it invites the viewer to navigate the gallery space and absorb the experiences of travelling through an unfamiliar landscape reminiscent of journeys of many refugees. Also reflecting on the current situation in Europe, at the time when many European countries were fortifying their borders with wire fences and watch towers to stop the flow of refugees.
Juan delGado has been awarded an INSIDE commission from New Art Exchange and DASH. INSIDE is a Disability Arts commissioning programme led by DASH with funding from Arts Council England. Altered Landscapes is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by the Spanish Embassy Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs in London.
Admission : FREE, no booking required. All are welcome. http://www.nae.org.uk/