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Exhibition - THE CABINET, Helen Smith - WHERE?

Location: Östersund city
Category: Exhibits

The CABINET at Busstorget shows the exhibition WHERE? by Helen Smith.

About the exhibition:
Fragments of salvaged linoleum flooring and industrial packing foam are patched together with blanket stitch of brightly coloured twine to form a ‘geological landscape’.

The lino, purloined from a long-neglected Victorian terraced house, formed fusty, dank layers in every room. Pulling up the lino uncovered layer-upon layer of stratified cultural and natural debris, forming an archaeology of time and site. Between each layer, an underlay of brown-tinged newspapers from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s established a timeline of domestic and political events. Pathways etched into the lino, trace out routes and networks of movement across the domestic space.

Venturing out after quarantine, our homes, spaces of refuge and confinement fold out into the wider public environment and ‘spaces of defamiliarisation’: shopping malls; transit hubs, and gathering places. The artwork asks directly “Where have you been? Where are you going?” prompting the viewer to reflect in order to understand what has been, and to contemplate new and different perspectives

Helen Smith is an artist living and working in London, UK. She utilises a variety of mediums including drawing and painting, video, sculpture, and found objects. The outcome of which is large-scale mixed media constructions and interventions. She has exhibited widely including Love and Loss curated by Tate Collective at Tate Modern (2022), Harry Pye’s RA Show, The Front Room Gallery, Ramsgate (2021), Neither Here Nor There, The Stables: Morden Hall Park (2013), and Michael Shamberg’s Turtle Archive: Image/Text/Music, Slade Research Centre (2007).


Date Time Arena/Place
26 Sep
Monday 26 sep 2022 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM  
27 Sep
Tuesday 27 sep 2022 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM  
28 Sep
Wednesday 28 sep 2022 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM  
29 Sep
Thursday 29 sep 2022 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM  

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