Jim Howieson’s ongoing Sports Hall Sessions series, which began in 2010, involves the artist performing spatial exercises in various public sports halls. This process sees him engaging with the objects and material to hand by forming sculptural assemblages, whilst responding to the architectural framework of each hall.
These activities are also guided by strict time constraints set by the rental periods. On the one hand these sessions have become a convenient mode of studio practice for the artist (the large halls are available to rent by the hour and all equipment is easily accessed). On the other it has been a significant shift in perspective to deal with sculpture as a temporal, publicly situated, performance based activity.
Jim Howieson: Sports Hall Sessions
8 June – 3 August 2013
Exhibition Launch Friday 7 June, 6–8pm
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR