15 April 2013
Alumnus to exhibit at the London National Theatre
Foundation Art and Design alumnus Peter Bobby will be exhibiting 'High-rise' in three solo shows, presented in three differing contexts in Cardiff, London and Bristol.
High-rise’ examines the socio-political, architectural, and visual discourse of the high-rise developments in a large number ofthe world’s major cities using a combination of both interior and exterior still images and video. Straight editorial images, video pieces taken from a fixed camera position, and more abstract responses to the subject matter are placed within the same exhibition allowing the three approaches to create a dialogue and critique of these exclusive locations. The different approaches examine the relationship to the city of the various locations, the significance that is culturally placed on their ownership or access , the activities that take place within them, the way in which they are designed, utilised and presented to us, the companies and individuals that demand them, their significance within the contemporary urban landscape and architecture's inherent relationship with ideas of theatre and theatricality.
The exhibition is running from May to November in Cardiff, London and Bristol;
Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography, Cardiff 1st – 27th May
Diffusion is a new biennial photography festival delivered by Ffotogallery in partnership with a number of major organisations in Cardiff. ‘High-rise’ will be exhibited in the Tramshed, a listed city centre venue.
The National Theatre, London 3rd – 30th June
In partnership with the London Festival of Architecture 2013, The National Theatre will be exhibiting 'High-rise' in the theatre's primary exhibition space. For one week of the exhibition, a vast projection of the video 'Curtain' will be shown on the theatre's brutalist fly tower.
The Architecture Centre, Bristol 9th October – 24th November
The Architecture Centre exists to foster a greater understanding and enjoyment of architecture and to promote the value of a better built environment. This exhibition will be accompanied by the publication launch of 'High-rise' and a curated screening event.