Image: Guy Sherwin, Soundtrack Augmented
Rosie Morris’s new exhibition at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery is, frankly, monumental. Circles Are Slices Of Spheres transforms one of the Edwardian gallery spaces into a large-scale architectural installation, including a gigantic painting that envelops the viewer in a wave of colour and shadows, asking them to reflect on the function of the space itself.
On Saturday 17th December the exhibition will be turned into a forum, where Morris will be talking to filmmaker Guy Sherwin as part of Northern Film & Media’s Film Club series. As well as a discussion between the pair about their mutual interests in light and architecture, Morris’s work will become a canvas for screening some of Sherwin’s short films. Each film in the selection was shot on a single roll of 16mm film in black and white, showing a range of images which encompass everything from portraiture to travel. Much like Morris, Sherwin encourages an active engagement with his work simply through looking. Against the backdrop of this unique setting, it’ll certainly be hard to peel your eyes away.