This exhibition, running between the weekend of the Autumnal Equinox (22nd/23rd September) to the 27th October (near Halloween/Samhain/All Saints' Day), is titled Where the Veil is Thin, referring to the idea that at this time of year, the boundaries between worlds are more easily breached. Whether magickal practitioner, observer or atheist, this concept is undeniably part of our history and our popular culture. As the skies darken and the nights grow long, we are wont to wonder on what may go unnoticed in the shadows. As modern city-dwellers we do not gather an agricultural harvest, but we may take stock of the year and prepare for things to come.
It seems that 'ritual' has had something of a resurgence in public consciousness. Both the BBC and Channel Four have shown recent series on the subject. Perhaps in a society where many of us feel less bound to traditional (Capitalist?) rites of passage - get married, get a house, have children - or at least, those rites of passage may not occur in traditional order, we look to find new meaning in old symbols. But where, in a world of climate change, where one UK season could be barely distinguishable from another, do seasonal celebrations fit in? Can we celebrate harvest-time when so many in our own country and others face food insecurity, poverty or starvation?
(Further details about individual artists' work can be found in the exhibition booklet)
Please feel free to bring along books or other materials you feel are relevant to the subjects.
There are also many other artists exhibiting in George Henry Lee's as part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the final day of the Giants' visit to Liverpool, so the city centre may be busy - please allow more time for travel.
Entrance to the building is on Houghton Street, near the Radio City Tower.