Future Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #16 – PAULINA KOROBKIEWICZ

1 March - 31 March 2020

Events

Launch Night: The Time We Call Our Own

2 April 2020

Main Exhibition Future Exhibitions

The Time We Call Our Own

3 April - 31 May 2020

Events

Photography Course: Photography and Control

5 March - 5 March 2020

Events

PORTFOLIO CLUB

23 February - 23 February 2020

Events

OPEN SOURCE IN CONVERSATION: JONATHAN LYNCH

29 February - 29 February 2020

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #15 – JONATHAN LYNCH

1 February - 29 February 2020

Projects

PLATFORM Issue 01

21 January 2020

Events

LAUNCH: THE DARK FIGURE*

20 February - 20 February 2020

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #14 – SAHAN NUHOGLU

16 January 2020

Events

TALK: THE IMAGE OF WHITENESS WITH DANIEL C. BLIGHT

12 March - 12 March 2020

Exhibitions

VISUAL RIGHTS

16 January - 22 March 2020

Future Exhibitions

THE DARK FIGURE*

20 February - 22 March 2020

Past Exhibitions

EXPOSED

12 December - 5 February 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: NOW, FOR THE FUTURE – OPEN SOURCE X SHUTTER HUB

1 November - 30 November 2019

Brilliant City 中文

30 October - 16 November 2019

Exhibitions

Tong Yan Gai — Chinatown—中文

7 October - 24 October 2019

Exhibitions

HE 中文

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

JUMP! 中文

4 October - 26 October 2019

Exhibitions

A Room of Our Own: a Fast Forward Women in Photography Exhibition 中文

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

DINU LI: ANATOMY OF PLACE — (中文)

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

Peer to Peer 中文

17 October - 22 December 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 12 – KATHY ANNE LIM

1 October - 31 October 2019

LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL / SATELLITE

17 October - 21 December 2019

JUMP! — Curated by Sian Bonnell

4 October - 26 October 2019

UCLan: Brilliant City

30 October - 16 November 2019

Exhibitions

Derek Man & Tobias Brebner: Tong Yan Gai — Chinatown

7 October - 24 October 2019

Exhibitions

YAN WANG PRESTON: HE

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

A Room of Our Own: a Fast Forward Women in Photography Exhibition

17 October - 21 December 2019

Exhibitions

Dinu Li: The Anatomy of Place

17 October - 21 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

NORTH: FASHIONING IDENTITY

14 September - 21 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer

17 October - 22 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

SIXTEEN at Ellesmere Port Library

19 September - 27 September 2019

WE ARE KIRKBY

23 September - 16 November 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 11 – NATHAN CUTLER

1 September - 30 September 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 10 – JOCELYN ALLEN

1 August - 31 August 2019

Exhibitions

A Portrait Of…

2 August - 29 September 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 09 – ARABELLE ZHUANG

1 July - 31 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

Close Attention

11 July - 21 July 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

New York Scene/Unseen: Keith Haring and Friends

14 June - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 08 – DENISA N. MOLNAR

1 June - 30 June 2019

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENTS – STEPHANIE WYNNE

1 April - 7 July 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 07 – MARIE SMITH

1 May - 31 May 2019

Projects

VR — Wake Up Together (Ren Hang & Where Love is Illegal)

23 April 2019

Exhibitions

Belonging: Students of Whitby High School

18 April - 28 April 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 06 – MARIA ANSELL

1 April - 30 April 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 05 – ELIZABETH GLEAVE

1 March - 31 March 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 04 – LEIA MORRISON

1 February - 28 February 2019

Past Exhibitions

Here And Now

19 February - 23 February 2019

Exhibitions

PAULINE ROWE & DAVE LOCKWOOD – THE ALLOTMENTS

29 August - 28 September 2019

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Still Outside (Or Unexplained)

22 June - 2 September 2012

Still Outside (or Unexplained) presents four artists, from the UK, France and Switzerland. They share common ground, closely observing and reworking parts of their environments that might otherwise be unseen or neglected. Using still and moving images, they question what we see as natural and artificial, and what we think we know about the world around us.

Pietro Mattioli’s (b. Switzerland) series Two Thousand Light Years from Homereveals a hidden landscape in the artist’s immediate surroundings. Mattioli took these pictures at night, as his child slept, over three seasons in 2006-7, never straying beyond the reach of his baby monitor’s signal. Pools of light from his camera’s flash isolate and transform an array of familiar objects. The project documents Mattioli’s nocturnal wanderings and creates a catalogue of hidden beauty in the everyday.

Nicolas Milhé’s (b. France) work explores power, surveillance and the seductiveness of images. Open Eye Gallery presents a 3 metre-long sculpture emblazoned with a gigantic image of a tranquil Alpine landscape. Penetrated by a vertical arrow-slit aperture, it transforms the gallery into a territory under surveillance and a place of potential violence. Here, Milhé points to a sinister terrain behind the idealised image of the northern European landscape. For him the image is a mask that conceals the harsher realities of contemporary politics.

In her video work Uncomfortable Silence i (2012), Rebecca Lennon (b. UK) meticulously spray-paints white a series of objects selected from the detritus of a city street. The gesture recalls the marks that mysteriously appear on roads before works begin, or the white lines that mark the location of a corpse at a murder scene. Executed according to its own enigmatic, ritualistic logic, each action reclaims and transforms its object.

Rebecca also presents a large-scale sound installation, This is what they built the ship with (2011), in the high-tech, glazed concourse adjacent to the gallery. In what the artist describes as a “call from the wild, in reverse”, the calls of seagulls, sampled from YouTube and auto-tuned to assume an eerie perfection, will burst intermittently into the space.

Alison Stolwood (b. UK) takes a critical look at the idea of nature as something apart, pure and picturesque. Her photographs highlight the ways in which time and perception act on the landscape. They hint darkly at something that is both a product of our interference with the environment, and elements of it that are beyond our control.

Stolwood writes: “I like to isolate a small part of our infinitely complex surroundings, in order to think about the impossibility of understanding the whole. I use the lens as an aid to observation and as a tool for manipulation, power and control.”

Open Eye Gallery was founded in 1977 in the former Grapes Hotel in central Liverpool. As well as one of the UK’s first photography galleries, it housed darkrooms, film and video production facilities and recording studios, which played a major part in Liverpool’s vibrant 1980s music scene. The title for this exhibition, Still Outside (or Unexplained), is borrowed from the B-side of a 7″ single by the new wave band Systems, published by Open Eye Records in 1981.

Still Outside (or Unexplained) presents four artists, from the UK, France and Switzerland. They share common ground, closely observing and reworking parts of their environments that might otherwise be unseen or neglected. Using still and moving images, they question what we see as natural and artificial, and what we think we know about the world around us.

Pietro Mattioli’s (b. Switzerland) series Two Thousand Light Years from Homereveals a hidden landscape in the artist’s immediate surroundings. Mattioli took these pictures at night, as his child slept, over three seasons in 2006-7, never straying beyond the reach of his baby monitor’s signal. Pools of light from his camera’s flash isolate and transform an array of familiar objects. The project documents Mattioli’s nocturnal wanderings and creates a catalogue of hidden beauty in the everyday.

Nicolas Milhé’s (b. France) work explores power, surveillance and the seductiveness of images. Open Eye Gallery presents a 3 metre-long sculpture emblazoned with a gigantic image of a tranquil Alpine landscape. Penetrated by a vertical arrow-slit aperture, it transforms the gallery into a territory under surveillance and a place of potential violence. Here, Milhé points to a sinister terrain behind the idealised image of the northern European landscape. For him the image is a mask that conceals the harsher realities of contemporary politics.

In her video work Uncomfortable Silence i (2012), Rebecca Lennon (b. UK) meticulously spray-paints white a series of objects selected from the detritus of a city street. The gesture recalls the marks that mysteriously appear on roads before works begin, or the white lines that mark the location of a corpse at a murder scene. Executed according to its own enigmatic, ritualistic logic, each action reclaims and transforms its object.

Rebecca also presents a large-scale sound installation, This is what they built the ship with (2011), in the high-tech, glazed concourse adjacent to the gallery. In what the artist describes as a “call from the wild, in reverse”, the calls of seagulls, sampled from YouTube and auto-tuned to assume an eerie perfection, will burst intermittently into the space.

Alison Stolwood (b. UK) takes a critical look at the idea of nature as something apart, pure and picturesque. Her photographs highlight the ways in which time and perception act on the landscape. They hint darkly at something that is both a product of our interference with the environment, and elements of it that are beyond our control.

Stolwood writes: “I like to isolate a small part of our infinitely complex surroundings, in order to think about the impossibility of understanding the whole. I use the lens as an aid to observation and as a tool for manipulation, power and control.”

Open Eye Gallery was founded in 1977 in the former Grapes Hotel in central Liverpool. As well as one of the UK’s first photography galleries, it housed darkrooms, film and video production facilities and recording studios, which played a major part in Liverpool’s vibrant 1980s music scene. The title for this exhibition, Still Outside (or Unexplained), is borrowed from the B-side of a 7″ single by the new wave band Systems, published by Open Eye Records in 1981.

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