Rowan Bailey put together the first show at the Market Gallery as part of the Temporary Contemporary collaboration between the University of Huddersfield and Kirklees Council and the Huddersfield covered market. Space, Place Action brought together the research staff at the university. I used the opportunity to test out my new series of theatre interior photographs, Ascending A Staircase.
I tested out some new, large work on the walls of the old S1 Artspace before we moved. My supervisors and I discussed the work and I stepped in and showed the work to my students in my crit group when the student showing texted me concussed in hospital. The work is an ongoing pairing of theatre interior and text bios. The bios are sourced from 1930s cigarette cards or online web presences. The work represents the public viewing spaces of the showgirl and theorists connected to my research.