Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre's Threshold artspace hosted the first solo exhibition and only UK showing of 'Virtual Walls l Real Walls' by Dutch video art pioneer Madelon Hooykaas, curated by Laura Leuzzi and Iliyana Nedkova.
Curator Laura Leuzzi received Creative Scotland funding to co-curate with Iliyana Nedkova, the first solo exhibition and only UK showing of performative project "Virtual Walls | Real Walls" by the Dutch video art pioneer Madelon Hooykaas - showcasing her latest moving image works at Perth’s Threshold artspace. The project was an investigation into the cultural perceptions of walls as barriers and symbols of both confinement and unification.
Hooykaas’ artist’s films will show in an UK institution for the first time alongside a new artist’s limited edition and a new publication.
The opening event included Madelon Hooykaas' live performance "Virtual Walls| Real Walls", a curated screening of Hooykaas' latest films and a post-show audience discussion with the artist and exhibition curators.
Perth was the only UK performance destination following Venice, Amsterdam and Berlin.
The exhibition investigated what are our cultural perceptions of walls –marking a territory, taming nature, separating and protecting people?
Curated by Laura Leuzzi and Iliyana Nedkova Produced by Horsecross Arts. Supported by Creative Scotland Open Project Fund.