ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Art Reviews

Runaway, Success (Stills)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Unless you enjoy watching baffling art films, you’ll walk out of British artist Stephen Sutcliffe’s exhibition as quickly as you walked in. On display are ten video-collages made from archived film and television material, alongside two photographs, a wall drawing and a poster. If you’re gifted with selective hearing and can filter out the noise of one video from another, you’ll notice they are disjointed and inconclusive. Alone, they are potentially interesting and effectively convey moods, but thrown into this hodgepodge, they have no relevance to each other apart from their meek response to ‘the idea of high culture’. A shame, since Sutcliffe tackles a question so potent that, in this case, it falls flat on its face.

Stills, 4 Aug – 30 Oct, 11.00am – 7.00pm Mon – Thu (11.00am – 6.00pm Fri – Sun), free.
tw rating 2/5