Alan Currall: Some things I want to show you

Alan Currall: Some things I want to show you
Date: 17 June – 22 August 2004
Space: Gallery 3

First solo exhibition by Alan Currall in Glasgow since 1995, including three videos, Word Processing, Come in Like This, How I Would Probably Do It and one sound piece entitled Head.

For this exhibition Currall produced new low-tech video work, exploring our complex belief systems and the human fallibility. His videos are described as ‘confessional television style monologues’ where the artist uses humour to reward and unnerve the viewer. Currall’s videos often provoke a sense of boredom to the viewer which can be attributed to the formality of his work; his long videos of repetitious vocal or physical expressions. Citing Catriona Black’s words, Currall’s works are ‘the audio-visual equivalent of the scribbly style prevalent in Glasgow just now, where personal ramblings are defiantly devoid of all finesse, or any possible meaning’.

Artists: Alan Currall

Moira Jeffrey, ‘Sex, lies and videotapes’,The Herald, 2 July 2004
Catrìona Black, review for Sunday Herald, 4 July 2004

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