FLOAT was created during the forced isolation of the first Covid-19 lockdown when the issues of being out of control of one’s own daily life and the compulsion to maintain control was, and is once again, a daily struggle.
Lockdown 2 meant that we have rescheduled it as RE:FLOAT in December.
The black and white work was presented as an installation with large scale projected moving images for an extended shared experience, along with 25 small scale, wall mounted, tablets for individual viewing in the iconic Malt Room Gallery.
The exhibition took bookings in advance, with 2 hour windows for viewing available from Thurs - Sat, 10am – 4pm. Each window had only 20 people, giving space and time for the viewer to dwell and immerse themselves in the shapes, forms and movement of the cloudscape and consider their own relationship with the here and now.
Bill Jackson explains, ‘FLOAT is a new iteration of my work considering time & space through still, moving images, and soundscapes. My line of vision during the pandemic shifted from eye level to the open skies and the constant movement of clouds. The distant view, towards the horizon and upwards to space, transports us from the close detail of real danger and uncertainty to beauty and a sense of freedom. The physical and emotional connection with the natural world brought a new sense of what it’s like to be a creative individual.’
Exhibition is free, pre booking essential.
Thursday 10 December to Saturday 19 December with sessions available throughout the day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.