British artist Katy Dove explores how Thought Becomes Action at Exeter's Spacex

By Culture24 Reporter | 12 April 2013

Exhibition preview: Katy Dove – Thought Becomes Action, Spacex, Exeter, until May 4 2013

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Movement is inherent to Katy Dove’s work. Meaning in Action, her new film at the centre of this show, builds on the idea that, choreographically, we find meaning in the way our bodies move, pondering themes of “inner” and “outer” mental space.

Drawings and watercolours provide the raw material for these animations. Luna, Sooner and October, three films projected onto a single loop, are intended to explain her processes. And six etchings and paintings, Six Audio Visual Musical Forms, also pursue the audio-visual premise.

The title of those is taken from a book by Oscar-winning 20th century director Norman McLaren, who used decorative art to interpret six musical forms. Dove’s desire is to describe music through text, pattern and diagrammatic forms.

  • Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @spacexgallery.

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