'Flatland, A romance of many dimensions', APT, London
Private View – Friday the 4th of June. 6:30 – 9:00
Flatland will feature several artists of various disciplines.
The artists in this show work with imagery and ideas that are at once highly familiar but at the same time
strangely distant. Spanning disciplines and working on different logical levels, Flatland shines some light
onto the chasms between the conceptual and the real, the imaginary and the tangible, the image and the
portrayed. These shifts can appear to be subtle but on closer inspection are some of the most significant of
all. Flatland is about accepting these gaps and allowing our imagination to flow beyond them.
Throughout history great discovery has often been from those who attempt to broaden their horizons
beyond the realms of current empirical knowledge, often embracing the seemingly outrageous; the earth
traveling around the sun would be an example of one such change in thinking. The work in Flatland is a
celebratory nod towards this pioneering spirit.
*The term Flatland was coined by Edwin Abbot; a book of this name was written with the intention of
highlighting the challenges of the human mind conceiving of a fourth dimension. In it we are taken to a
two-dimensional world analogous to our own whose inhabitants begin to encounter the third dimension.
Through their process of mental transformation, we can begin to imagine our own.