No: 11 – A song you have listened to too many times and got sick of it.

A song you have listened to too many times and got sick of it.

pick a number, any number…

I don’t normally do this sort of thing, but I love the challenge of this one and it is in music/song format. So pick a number, any number…

This is still everywhere, bored of the fact that it is made of so many lovely bits of fantastic songs, that it is catchy but that the sum of the parts doesn’t equal the whole, for me.

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Private Views

Private Views by Phil Hackett

Fourteen images that question our proprioception and spatial contextual awareness.

Originally 8ft x 4ft 6in Projections.

Projected here are fourteen works of unique but recognisable scenes, displayed in a way that we rarely see, maybe have never seen, questioning our proprioception and spatial contextual awareness.

They turn the figurative view into a landscape view, disorienting our perspective; an adjusted horizon, scudding clouds and Rayleigh scattered skies force our view from looking on, to looking from below as we slowly ascertain the human form from the geological.

Composed of donated images from willing subjects, these most intimate photographs are transformed into landscapes, reminiscent of the negative space and human form studies by Gary Hume (Untitled 10 (from Sister Troop), 2009) and the forced perspectives of Jenny Saville (Plan, 2009), we are confronted with an irregular view of shape and form with recognisable contours and expanses of colourful skies, they could be an aerial view of a coastline, a holiday snap of a private cove or a ground view of a looming crevasse. The detail of the nooks and creases of the human form and the delicate folds and texture of the clothing merge into the jagged edges and stone crevices that form the junction between sea and land, earth and sky.

The simplicity of the projected image encompasses our visual range and is evocative of the grand scale works of Tacita Dean (FILM, TATE Modern, London, 2011), while the forced perspective that envelop us in the protective and protected space between a person’s legs, the warm glow of a sky at dusk, the smooth curves of an intimate place, transports you into the artists imagination redolent of Pipilotti Rist’s installation (Eyeball Massage, Hayward Gallery, London, 2011); The confusion caused by not knowing, at first glance, where you are looking or what you are looking at.

An emphasis of light and dark, positive and negative that the artist’s hand has adapted, altered, and enhanced; are all presented as equals. These are not geological shapes; they are human, they create an illusion of depth, scale, shadow and solid, exposing the secret shapes and spaces that make us, the landscape of our lives, depicted in flesh and projected as nature.

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Private Views – Installation/Exhibition

Private Views | Phil Hackett

Private Views

Private Views

Projected here are fourteen works of unique but recognisable scenes, displayed in a way that we rarely see, maybe have never seen, questioning our proprioception and spatial contextual awareness.

They turn the figurative view into a landscape view, disorienting our perspective; an adjusted horizon, scudding clouds and Rayleigh scattered skies force our view from looking on, to looking from below as we slowly ascertain the human form from the geological.

Composed of donated images from willing subjects, these most intimate photographs are transformed into landscapes, reminiscent of the negative space and human form studies by Gary Hume (Untitled 10 (from Sister Troop), 2009) and the forced perspectives of Jenny Saville (Plan, 2009), we are confronted with an irregular view of shape and form with recognisable contours and expanses of colourful skies, they could be an aerial view of a coastline, a holiday snap of a private cove or a ground view of a looming crevasse. The detail of the nooks and creases of the human form and the delicate folds and texture of the clothing merge into the jagged edges and stone crevices that form the junction between sea and land, earth and sky.

Mohawk Point by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Mohawk Point by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

The simplicity of the projected image encompasses our visual range and is evocative of the grand scale works of Tacita Dean (FILM, TATE Modern, London, 2011), while the forced perspective that envelop us in the protective and protected space between a person’s legs, the warm glow of a sky at dusk, the smooth curves of an intimate place, transports you into the artists imagination redolent of Pipilotti Rist’s installation (Eyeball Massage, Hayward Gallery, London, 2011); The confusion caused by not knowing, at first glance, where you are looking or what you are looking at.

Varicose Cove by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Varicose Cove by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

An emphasis of light and dark, positive and negative that the artist’s hand has adapted, altered, and enhanced; are all presented as equals. These are not geological shapes; they are human, they create an illusion of depth, scale, shadow and solid, exposing the secret shapes and spaces that make us, the landscape of our lives, depicted in flesh and projected as nature.

Papaioannou Hole by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Papaioannou Hole by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

McFadden’s Cave by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

McFadden’s Cave by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Markham Crew Crevasse by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Markham Crew Crevasse by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Man’s End View by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Man’s End View by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Mount Theo by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Mount Theo by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Homologous Cliffs by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Homologous Cliffs by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Reece Rocks by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Reece Rocks by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Harveys Point Caves by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Harveys Point Caves by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Kovacs Point by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Kovacs Point by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Titanilla Pass by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Titanilla Pass by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Alisons Passage by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Alisons Passage by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

Lace Caves and the Pleated Cliffs by Phil Hackett 8ft x 4ft 6in Projection From the Private Views Series

Lace Caves and the Pleated Cliffs by Phil Hackett
8ft x 4ft 6in Projection
From the Private Views Series

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Out in the Open – Exhibition

Out in the Open

Out in the Open

Includes five pieces of my work across both locations.

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Dilettantes of Art – Exhibition

Dilettantes of Art

Dilettantes of Art

Featuring five pieces of my work.

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