The Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth and photographer Bill Jackson are opening the building in October for the first – ambitious – exhibition since The Cut closed in March.
FLOAT was created during the forced isolation of the 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, a daily struggle.
The black and white work is 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 Cut held two online exhibitions in lockdown and is delighted to welcome visitors back. With one of the biggest, most respected, exhibition spaces in the region it’s the ideal space for socially distanced viewing.
The exhibition is taking bookings in advance, with 2 hour windows for viewing available from 10am – 4pm. Each window has 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.’
The exhibition runs from Thursday 5 November to Saturday 21 November with sessions available throughout the day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Cut will be offering drinks and snacks during opening hours.
Dates & Times: Saturday 31st October (Preview), Thursday 5 November – Saturday 20th November. Thurs-Fri: Session 1, 10.00 – 12.00 / Session 2, 12.00 – 14.00 and Sat: Session 1, 10.00 -12.00 / Session 2, 12.00 – 14.00 / Session 3, 14.00 – 16.00. There will be 20 people max per session, with masks to be worn.
Note: FLOAT is not time lapse photography. Jackson has developed a way of controlling time and space to give a sense of floating in the clouds.