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October 13, 2011
Dark Matters Exhibition, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. the room was shadows and light, revolving and changing, figures and images coming in and out of focus, moving around the walls. we stood mesmerised. two women, one inside the smoke, the other seeming to hold or pull the smoke away. two horses, ghostly, riding in opposite directions. centrally the shape of a deer antler towered, one minute appearing protective, then threatening, the angle of the light distorting your perception. wisps of cloud drifted above the scenes, the figures small and vulnerable when set before the vast forces of nature ranged against them.