Right Through You

Slice ; exterior View

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Slice ; interior view

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Slice ; oblique view

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Slice ; view from rear.

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Slice ; view through frame

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Slice ; view to street

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Slice ; view to street

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Slice ; between stretched muslin sheets

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Slice ; stretched muslin sheet

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Slice ; spot light penetrating layers of muslin.

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Slice ; detail

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Slice ; view from street

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Right Through You explores relationships in architecture, phenomenology and minimal art. Taking into consideration the gallery and building’s constraints and specificities, Miraj Ahmed, Nicolas K Feldmeyer and Richard Wentworth create minimalistic site-specific installations, to challenge the viewer’s experience of this gallery environment, and draw attention to characteristics usually left unnoticed.

The juxtaposition of horizontal and vertical planes creates negative spaces for the viewer to contemplate. These voids highlight elements that are typically hidden. The artists use everyday materials, to make ordinary spaces sublime, filling the emptiness with significance. By distorting the light and layering materials, the depth of the gallery becomes ambiguous.

The site specific installation called 'Slice' was a part of the 'Right Through You' Exhibition at Koppel Projects Hive, London, May / June 2017. The exhibition explored relationships in architecture, phenomenology and minimal art. Taking into consideration the gallery and building’s constraints and specificities, Miraj Ahmed, Nicolas K Feldmeyer and Richard Wentworth each created minimalistic site-specific installations, to challenge the viewer’s experience of this gallery environment, and draw attention to characteristics usually left unnoticed.

 

Miraj Ahmed's 'Slice' consisted of two 7m x 4m horizontal muslin planes on wooden stretchers that negated half of the space while  creating a viewing slice from the street to the back of the gallery.  Horizontality was counteracted by a single vertical shaft of light penetrating the transluscent fabric layers. The muslin layers revealed 'cinematic' geometries both internally and externally while reacting to the subtle shifts of light from day to night. 'Slice' aimed to relate to the body, in scale and materiality ; muslin fabric has deep corporeal and cultural history.                                            

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