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High-rise by Peter Bobby
Exhibition: 9 October to 17 November 2013
High-rise is a solo exhibition by Bristol-based artist Peter Bobby
The turn of the century brought a renewed interest and confidence in constructing high-rise developments in a large majority of the world’s major cities. It has become the corporate building type for an increasingly global industry and architecture.
‘High-rise’ examines the sociopolitical, architectural and visual discourse surrounding these constructions using a combination of both interior and exterior still and moving imagery. Through a number of differing strategies, the work critiques these environments, questions their relationship to the city below, addresses ideas of representation and spectatorship, and explores the discourse surrounding notions of power within the contemporary urban landscape.
Born in Oxford in 1975, Peter Bobby is a Bristol based artist and lecturer who studied MA Fine Art at Cardiff. His practice centres around specific constructions that allude to architectural and stylistic perfection. Presenting us with meticulously observed and constructed images that intentionally question the nature of the photographic image, in its broadest sense, as well as exploring spaces we choose to create, inhabit or encounter as we move through the contemporary city.
High-rise will also be on show at Ffotogallery, Cardiff as part of the Cardiff International Festival of Photography in May, and the National Theatre, London in June before travelling to the Architecture Centre in October where an accompanying publication will be produced.
High-rise is supported by Arts Council England National Lottery funding, The University of Wales, Newport and the European Centre for Photographic Research (eCPR).
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