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MAC (Midlands Art Centre), Birmingham


The Black Passage

James Webb
The Black Passage, Purpose-built tunnel, CD player, speakers, amplifier, assorted wires, halogen light, black velvet curtaining, audio , 20 x 2 x 2m
Photography : Blaise Adilon

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James Webb at MAC (Midlands Art Centre), Birmingham

James Webb constructs situations that court the imagination. In this, his first substantial exhibition in the UK, Webb introduces the viewer to a collection of works which serve to both reassure and unsettle. Here, in the relative safety of the arts centre, the artist makes a series of interventions to trigger a sense of something happening, something undeterminable, provocative and ultimately disquieting. With a distinctive and subtle application of sound, image and installation, Webb creates an environment in which powerful sensory experiences can occur and the casual encounter can leave a lasting impression.

18 September 2010 - 14 November 2010