Kate Liston: Feel After the New See

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The first in a series of annual site-specific commissions

Hatton entrance


Until 19 May 2018 (historic exhibition)


A new commission by Newcastle-based artist Kate Liston marks the first in a series of annual site-specific projects responding to the unique architecture and remarkable history of the Hatton Gallery, as well as its pivotal role in international innovations in exhibition design and installation art.

Feel After the New See will transform the most historic gallery space within the Hatton into an immersive installation, which will become the setting for a new film work taking shape throughout the exhibition.

The installation is inspired by the work of German artist Ella Bergmann-Michel whose work was exhibited in Newcastle in the 1960s and 70s, and who later donated a collage to the Hatton Gallery.

The film which, will be developed during the exhibition, features footage of Newcastle shot by the artist, reflecting the city’s past and future, combined with footage of miniature versions of the artist’s larger installation, and other references to Ella Bergmann-Michel’s own drawings, collages and film work.

Film for EBM will be added to the videos already in the installation in the last week of the exhibition. This film, produced for the end of Feel After the New See, combines the actions of athletes moving in a gym with footage that captures flows of movement around the exhibition space that the film is shown within. 

Film for EBM has been developed throughout the exhibition and has been informed by a research visit to the Ella Bergmann Michel archive at The Sprengel Museum, Hannover, a Live Action Role Play devised and delivered by curator Sarah Jury with consultation from Hamish MacPherson, and Rotation Process, a film screening and performance event that explored choreographic efforts and the sense that one's actions might be scripted by one's environment.