It's not what it looks like

An audio guide to getting lost

November 16 - January 11, 2019

James Webb (Cape Town, South Africa)

In Residence: October 3 - November 21, 2018
Opening Reception: November 17, 6 pm - 9 pm
On View: November 16, 2018 - January 11, 2019

James Webb is using his residency at SPACES to explore ideas of reorientation and rejuvenation through personal studies and collaborative experience in Cleveland.

The voice and language-with their powers to beguile, persuade and disorientate, as well as their use in reframing objects and situations-are key to the artist's current investigations. Towards these themes, Webb will conduct interviews with Clevelanders and undergo what French philosopher Guy Debord might call dérive-like walking tours. His focused wandering, amusement, and disorientation in Cleveland will progress towards various artworks that could act as associative audio guides to his experience and findings.

Photo Credits: Pieter Hugo, Bjørn Mortenson, and Kyle Morland


National Endowment for the Arts Ohio Arts Council

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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