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The Scale of Things

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Three moving image works consider relations between humans and non-humans forming an exploration through history, intimacy and spirituality.

Cooper Gallery at the University of Dundee is proud to present the Scottish premiere of Jarman award winning artist and filmmaker Grace Ndiritu's Becoming Plant (2022), alongside internationally renowned filmmaker Saodat Ismailova’s The Haunted (2017), and on its fiftieth anniversary, Aerial (1974) by Scotland’s pioneering filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait.

The three moving image works are brought together by a desire to unsettle how we imagine and see ourselves as part of nature. Understanding the recurring need for intimacy, to feel a connection that is commeasurable with our ability to impact and control, the exhibition approaches desire itself; the desire to plunge our bodies deep into the earth and transcend the bounded individualism of being 'human.'

Acknowledging the 'stunning frequencies' of the natural world ardently captured in Margaret Tait’s poem The scale of things, which the exhibition humbly borrows as title, the three works detail Tait’s 'interlaced and inter-related' possibility of ourselves as co-constituents of nature. This is how we might find the shapes, the sensations, and the stimulation to encounter all the souls of the earth around us 'if you care to look': this is the scale of things.

The Scale of Things is co-curated by Sophia Yadong Hao (Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, University of Dundee) and Professor Sarah Perks (Teesside University).

Exhibition Opening Times:
26 January - 6 April 2024, Monday to Saturday, 12-5pm.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Free.
Promoted By: The Cooper Gallery
Dates
Friday 23rd February 2024 12:00pm
Saturday 24th February 2024 12:00pm
Monday 26th February 2024 12:00pm
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Venue
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
13 Perth Road
Dundee
DD1 4HT
01382 385330
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