Somewhere Other Than Here

The Black Swan Arts Centre, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB

01373 473980

Saturday 18 April 2015 – Saturday 16 May 2015
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm


17/04/2015, 6pm-9pm


Artist Talk - Somewhere Other Than Here
28/04/2015, 7pm

“Somewhere Other Than Here” is a body of conceptual research starting from the pages of a found science fiction text and explores realms of gaming environments, period landscape paintings and theoretical architectures within the context of a meta-landscape.

The exhibition presents various stages of a proposed solution for an ideal spatial environment, however flawed. Using modern materials and construction techniques the exhibition expands on the landscape painter’s poetic pursuit of the “idyll” to readdress the urban dream of the rural or “escape to the country”. The exhibition references kick-starter projects, adaptive architecture, Internet commissioned painting, start-up businesses and open-sourced information to attempt to paint a positive spin on the galloping advance of the modern world.

“Where are you from?” asked the girl at the bar. Cal explored the emphasis in his head before answering. He had been born on More’s Utopia:B but had been space-bounced planet by planet before work had taken him, well everywhere else. Slowly his human pride got the better of him. “Earth, I suppose” he replied. “Is it pretty?” she replied with disinterest. “I don’t know” he said “ Never been there”…….

Excerpt from “Somewhere Other Than Here” by Nolan Boyce Espenson.


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