Born in 1990 in Pant Glas, North Wales, Becca Voelcker’s films mingle together issues of place and identity.
This exhibition presents her work Memos (2012) which focuses on an abandoned cruise liner on the North Wales coast near Flint. Luxuriating in layers of association, memory and narrative, the work points to both the significance of the moving image and its ability to recall our associations with other times and locations. It also demonstrates Voelcker’s erudite approach to the history of cinema and, in particular, the use of film as a medium for art-making.
Housed in the upper level of MOSTYN, Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting, either nationally or internationally. The Gallery 6 space and its associated programme, entitled ‘Uprisings’, provide the opportunity for an artist to work under professional conditions, and to present their work to a larger audience. For the audience too, Gallery 6 will provide a platform for discovery. It will bring toMOSTYN a diverse range of artists, at the very forefront of contemporary art practice, from both home and away.
Inspired by Marcel Broodthaers’s Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles – a fictitious museum that Broodthaers created to critically examine and reflect on the presentation, exhibition and reception of art – Gallery 6’s space has its own distinctive identity, both visually and conceptually. Similar to Broodthaers’ project with its separate aesthetic and distinct agenda from its surroundings, Gallery 6 presents itself as a gallery within a gallery.
Four ‘Uprisings’ occur each year.
A publication will accompany this exhibition, featuring a text by MOSTYN Visual Programme Curator, Adam Carr, along with an interview with Becca Voelcker.