Shot by the Sea 2009

AIR TO EARTH: Exhibition






‘Air to Earth’ is a series of installations curated by Project Art Works that explore our relationship with the primary elements of nature and their resonance in memory and experience. Against the ‘under sound’ of the street the film worlds of Air to Earth filter through our immediate, practical concerns to other states of experience, time and place.


The works presented reference physicality, presence, materiality and the body, its constraints and our ability to imagine and physically place ourselves in nature. All three venues: The Shop, F-ish Gallery and 12 Claremont, are within the busy, central hubbub of the town but take us from the aerial freedom of the Thursday Artist’s Red Balloon installation to a subterranean basement where the bustle of the street seeps in from above.


In Back Woods, Jim Roseveare, has created a silent, intimate illusion of the density of trees en masse with the moving element as light. Otherwise, sound features strongly throughout Air to Earth particularly in Andrew Kötting’s IVUL (the installation); we hear the pleading of a mother and sister as they call into the darkness for a boy to come down from his arboreal exile. Enigmatically, throughout Ben Rivers’ installation of his film, Ah Liberty! the physical, mechanical sound of the projector accompany’s this mesmerizing study of a family living, working and playing on a farm in the Scottish highlands through the seasons.


These film worlds are expansive and all encompassing. Their soundscapes transcend the frames, screens, structures and spaces they inhabit. The artists selected to participate in Air to Earth are all associated with Project Art Works either through one-off projects or because they are currently working in collaboration with us on longer term programmes of work.


Kate Adams, artist and director, Project Art Works 2009



Through responsive and collaborative practice, Project Art Works conducts a wide range of visual art based projects with people who have complex and high support needs.

The organization is artist led and its programmes of work embrace and address the social, cultural and political forces that both enable and disable children, young people, adults, families and carers affected by neurological impairment.


Project Art Works is based in Hastings.



Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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