Observation Rooms

Ruth Gibson (Artist), Bruno Martelli (Artist), Rosalind Davis (Artist), Justin Hibbs (Artist), Sasha Bowles (Artist)

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition


    An exhibition of site-specific works by five artists. Drawing on archetypes from a myriad of sources to create immersive, illusionistic and experimental installations. Activated by the viewer, space materialises, dematerialises, unfolds, shifts and collapses as you journey through the various portals, crossing thresholds into other worlds.

    Shape_Shifters are a collective of six artists; consisting of Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis, Justin Hibbs, Evy Jokhova and Gibson / Martelli who originally had an exhibition together at Arthouse1 in 2016.

    The common thread in the collective is that they all transform shape, space, environment and experience through their multi- disciplinary approaches. Some of the connecting themes that the artists investigate are; modes of display, illusionary experience, architecture and reconstruction of space. All of the artists acknowledge in their practices the central importance of generative dialogue and exchange alongside experimentation, risk taking and research to their process of artmaking. In this respect they work collaboratively on the exhibitions whether through the creation and development of their work in conversation with others, curatorial projects, residencies and exhibition making.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
    EventArthouse1 - a Shape_Shifters Exhibition - 45, Grange Road, Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 2 May 20192 Jun 2019


    • illusion
    • simulacra
    • immersion
    • Transformation
    • Shape
    • Space
    • environment
    • reconstruction
    • Materialisation
    • dematerialisation
    • collapse
    • archetype
    • site-specific
    • portal
    • mesmerise
    • performance
    • dimensions
    • curatorial


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