Selected Facets and Translation
is a presentation of a range of works created by Jeremy Shaw that can be conceived as physical manifestations of his recent immersive and cinematic installations. The exhibition allows a glimpse into some of the key thought processes that inform the artist’s overall practice. Shaw’s practice is an in-depth exploration of the conditions of mediation in relation to spiritual, religious and subcultural ideologies, notions of enlightenment, scientific data visualization of the brain, altered states of consciousness, psychedelic experimentation, and the desire to search out meaning beyond what is currently acceptable as it appears in cultural forms of expression. The works have a timeless quality – they continually address the shifting present context from which the viewer approaches them. Shaw’s artistic position is unique: his work is both critical and socially engaged, speculative and embodied, conceptual and affective. There is a caution and scepticism in Shaw’s belief.