Tuesday, September 14, 2010


'double lives:duple trials' Exhibition  A ‘double life’ conventionally is a life of two identities where one is simultaneously involved in two sets of circumstances and retains the secrecy of one from the other.  The exhibition hopes to explore these two sets exposing the dichotomies of fiction and reality, mirror images and opposing forces. ‘Double lives’ cater for a parallel existence whether it portrays deceiving acts or insatiable actions and can as subtle as a pen name or as exaggerated as the secret identity of a super hero; ultimately why are they adopted?  Rene Descartes and Gilbert Ryle both contest from separate perspectives that our biographies- mind and body- are divided but can along in parallel without being the same entity.  *Application information *  Artists are invited to submit work which investigates the functions of duality, such as alter egos, multiple personalities, parallel universes, secret relationships but where double lives exist, privately or publicly.  The exhibition will take place at the Malt Cross, 16, St James St, Nottingham (http://www.maltcross.com/) in February 2011.  All media will be considered but is steering towards alternatives such as, projections, slide shows, interventions and installations  Please note that the submission process is free but if artists are selected they are required to pay a £20 administration fee.  To apply please send up to 3 jpeg images and an approximately 50 word statement about how the work links to the theme to alidiana@gmail.com  Deadline for submissions: 30th November 2010.

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