Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Does national identity really exist in the landscape?
And is there such thing as a perfect, archetypal Welsh mountain?
This exhibition at Aberyswyth Arts Centre is an exhaustive and often humorous attempt by Dave Ball to find the answers.
Through a series of absurd strategies, the works in the exhibition engage critically with nationalistic appropriations of landscape. Underpinned by a kind of systematic nonsense, the drawings, texts, videos and photographs in the show invite us to reconsider our own relationship to the hills, mountains, fields and lakes of our own “homeland”, wherever that might be. Skeptical, ambivalent, and at times just plain ridiculous, Ball’s strategies heroically fail to reach any conclusions about any of this at all.
OPENING NIGHT: Friday 18th November, 5.30 – 7.30pm
The artist will be present and will be joined by travel writer and map enthusiast Mike Parker. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.
For more information about Aberystwyth Arts Centre visit: www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk