You are a memory, I am your shadow


Sat, 23 September 2023 - Wed, 4 October 2023

Mon - Sat, 10:00-16:30


Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art - Reid Gallery, The Reid Building, 164 Renfrew Street, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, G3 6RQ

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Cost: Free

Type: Exhibition

'Shimmering' (2023), Shalmali Shetty

You are a memory, I am your shadow
23rd September – 4th October 2023

Featuring work by Mele Broomes, Ashanti Harris, Asuf Ishaq, Michael Mersinis and Nadia Zhaya & Arthur Start

Curated by Shalmali Shetty

Preview Thurs 22nd September
Free but ticketed – Book Here

Dreams are borne in the inbetweenness of reality and irreality; on the periphery of sleep and wakefulness; along the spectral seam between remembering and forgetting; on the margins that define landscapes and territories, integrating the personal with the political. Dreaming becomes a space in time, contained within the body and its ambit of consciousness. Dreaming is a consequence of pasts that cannot return but that which still haunt; effected by hopes that are yet to arrive; wherein the body grapples in the ephemeral passage of the present, and traverses undefined, surreal realms. Dreaming becomes a resounding memory of warped, overlapping timelines; and the body a shadow, manifesting these memories.

Showcasing a series of films, photographs, objects, an installation, and marked by two performances, the exhibition invites viewers to contemplate and dream, both individually and collectively.

This exhibition is supported by The Glasgow School of Art as part of the School’s commitment to supporting 2020 graduates with physical shows once COVID restrictions allowed.

Shalmali Shetty is a curator, artist and writer working between the UK and India. She graduated from GSA MLitt Curatorial Practice in 2020. Her research interests include themes of archives, memories, oral histories, and speculative ideas around prophecies, oracles and imagined futures, extending this focus through the familiar framework of India, the Global South and its neo-colonial relationship to the West. She intends to coalesce her backgrounds in art practice and theory in the production of the curatorial.

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