We are honoured to present the first 2 solo exhibitions by Belgian artist Birde Vanheerswynghels and Australian artist Aiden Morse. Working in different mediums they share an interest in creating artificial worlds. What seems to be an observation of reality is actually a composed image from personal impressions.
The title ‘Ghost to Ghost’ by Aiden Morse is inspired by the Australian paranormal/conspiracy radio show Coast to Coast. It immediately sets the tone for the show. Mysterious and creepy, the basis of the works lies in a weeklong stay in a cabin in the woods together with his girlfriend Anna. The photographs stem from an interest in documentary photography, specifically in that of ufo activity. Morse also refers to this interest in the titles of the works, all inspired by reports of extra-terrestrial activity.
The photoshop-polished aesthetic of these works distances them from the photographic vernacular. Instead of representations of the real, Morse’s photographs are a tribute to the slippery and seductive power of images. The images are often linked to concepts as the uncanny and lifelessness. They are autobiographical, although at the same time they are clearly constructed. Clues referring to the social environment of the artist can be noticed, but they appear enlarged and alienated. He aims to make the familiar unfamiliar.
Aiden Morse (1994, AU) lives & works in Melbourne (AU). He had solo exhibitions at Fort Delta, Melbourne (AU), HOUSE Gallery, Georgia (US) and Barkly Place, Melbourne (AU). He also participated in several group exhibitions and online projects, amongst others Fort Delta, Melbourne (AU), Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (BE), STCFTHOTS, Leeds (UK), Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn (US), ARI, Tasmania (AU), Signal Screens, Melbourne (AU), Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen and Krabbesholm (DK), QUAD Projects, Melbourne (AU), Melbourne Central, Melbourne (AU), RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (AU), Little Woods Gallery, Melbourne (AU), New Low, Melbourne (AU), Federation Square Big Screen, Melbourne (AU), Mutuo Centro de Arte, Barcelona (ES), Carriage works, Sydney (AU), The Royal Standard, Liverpool (UK), Parallelograms, online and Photoville, Brooklyn (US).