Art in Unusual Spaces

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Curiosity Shops
Merrion Centre, Leeds. December 2009.

Take a trip to the Merrion Centre, and press your nose up against the window panes! Not all window panes, you may get carted away! Look for the windows bearing the striking ‘art in unusual spaces’ tape and take a peek at artworks both still and moving, exploring themes of magic, memory and place.

Initiated by Leeds City Council Public Arts, Curiosity Shops animates empty properties and offers artists different ways to show their work outside of gallery settings. As part of the city-wide Art in Unusual Spaces initiative, this pilot project includes installation work by local and national artists, and digital projections.

Lumen have curated two spaces as part of the Curiosity Shops project. These include international contemporary media art by film, animation and video artists from across the globe.

onedotzero – citystates 09 – this programme investigates how cities are changing, and in turn, how we are changing our cities. Includes d-fuse’s av odyssey that captured urban expansion across ten Asian cities. High quality cgi work from across the world

one minute shorts vol3 – Kerry Baldry’s collection of artists work gives a snapshot of some of the exciting work being produced with an eclectic range of techniques including stop frame, video, film, Super8 and 16mm, splitscreen, superimposition, animation, digital and live action

VIEW short films – 22 artists from across the UK and as far as the USA. This collection shows experimental work from artists working in film to explore themes of memory, place and culture. With perspectives as diverse as pigeon keepers to NYC subways

Sheena MacRae – presents a collection of her films including the latest ‘Odessey’. Macrae’s work manipulates popular iconography in film and video through compression, exploring the modern fascination with speed, nostalgia, information and entertainment

Mardis Gras by Keith Loutit, featured in onedotzero citystates 09

Supported by Town Centre Securities