Artist Lauren McGhee introduces Below, the other things we can talk about, at this year’s Glasgow Open House Art Festival. A small blacked-out basement holds an immersive installation of video and objects choreographed by light. Light projection functions as a means of negotiating the presence of artwork within the space, providing a framing device as well as an integral element of the installation.
Below, the other things we can talk about was part of the Glasgow Open House Art Festival, which ran from the 1st to the 4th May, exhibiting artworks across Glasgow in a variety of venues, from flats to industrial spaces. Glasgow Open House is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation that was founded by Glasgow School of Art alumna Amalie Silvani-Jones in 2013. It was formed in order to meet the practical needs of the city’s grassroots art community and takes its lead from Glasgow’s already prevalent ‘Do-It-Yourself’ culture in relation to visual art and music.