Interval [ ] waiting room: collaboration between Moyra Derby, Nicky Hamlyn, Conor Kelly, Joan Key, Jost Münster
Interval [ ] as part of the Whitstable Biennale 2016 programme, installed in the waiting room at Whitstable Station.
Framing and spacing are pictorial conventions that create intervals, often inadvertently forming part of the dialogue between the viewer and the work of art. This collaboration between asks what happens when the cuts of image and spacing become the focus of attention, when compositional decisions expand into the space, activating responses to both imagery and context.
[ ] Interval reflects on the momentary encounter, caught within or cut by the limit of rectangular support, viewfinder, picture space or film reel. The five artists work collaboratively, presenting works to be seen as components and supports for each other, negotiating how one work frames or cuts across another. What constitutes the work, how to assess the arena of influence of one element to another is approached as an open question, attention shifting between image, apparatus, space and medium. The edits, interruptions and inter-dependencies between frame and interval, between set-up and viewpoint become evident, offering a basis for discussion and comment between artists and audience.