Man in the Dark Opening Night.

The exhibition Man in Dark at Woodmill (8th October – 7th November 2010) explores ideas of well-being and self-betterment through the work of 10 artists from across the globe (http://www.woodmill.org/programme). With this in mind the P.A.S.T. Projects Library and Archive space has been adapted to serve as a space of contemplation and relaxation. The soothing sound of birdsong, a sofa, and low lighting provide a calm and comfortable area in which visitors can peruse exhibiting artists’ books, alternative living magazines, and self-help books. An ‘Advice Board’ has also been added to the space where visitors are asked to contribute advice relating to the relationship between art and emotional well-being, the ‘creative self’, and artistic practice. These contributions will be uploaded weekly to the P.A.S.T. Projects blog.

Here are some installation shots from the opening night:

New publications include:
Po: Beyond Yes and No, Edward de Bono
Man and His Symbols, Carl Jung
and books by exhibiting artists Lottie Cantle and Daniel Gustav Cramer.

Artist Joe Watling adding some comments to the advice board.

The new sofa, a lamp for some soft lighting and some inspirational magazines for visitors to browse through.

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