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Expanded Interiors Re-Staged - Photographic documentation of the exhibition - gallery 4 - Catrin Huber

posted on 2022-02-03, 15:10 authored by Catrin HuberCatrin Huber, Rosie Morris, Harriet SutcliffeHarriet Sutcliffe
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Images for Expanded Interiors Re-Staged in gallery 4: Catrin Huber: Light Trap have to be credited to the artist Catrin Huber and the respective photographer: Colin Davidson, Catrin Huber, Arto Polus (Please see file name for information)

Gallery 4 titled Light Trap at the Hatton Gallery exhibits Catrin Huber’s installation ‘Bella Ciao’ a large-scale installation comprising scaffolding-like construction, prints on perspex, and 3D printed replicas of Roman statues. ‘Bella Ciao’ was originally exhibited at the House of the Beautiful Courtyard in Herculaneum (May 2018 – January 2019). Light Trap also displays Black Hole, Asteroids, and White Dwarf, textile wall hangings of various sizes; and Light Trap, a 3D real-time environment (documentation and artwork) showing Huber’s installations within the interiors of the House of the Cryptoporticus and the House of the Beautiful Coutyard in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

This dataset contains images of Light Trap and all the artworks, together with the wall and interpretation leaflet texts (PDF documents) for Gallery 4.

The Expanded Interiors Re-Staged exhibition forms one of the key outputs of the Expanded Interiors Re-Staged project.

The exhibition, Expanded Interiors Re-Staged, relocated to Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery contemporary installations created by visual artist Catrin Huber as part of an earlier project, Expanded Interiors, which had been sited and displayed at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The installations sited at the House of the Beautiful Courtyard in Herculaneum and the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii, had responded to and were in dialogue with the specific nature of the buildings and wall paintings from these two Roman houses. They were shown in situ from May 2018 – January 2019.

In the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle these installations were exhibited alongside new work developed by Catrin Huber to set them in a fresh dialogue in a new context, with the distinctive architecture of the Hatton Gallery. Artist Rosie Morris, who was part of the original Expanded Interiors research team was commissioned to develop her own contemporary installation in response to the research done within the Roman houses, and the new venue.


Expanded Interiors Re-Staged - from Herculaneum and Pompeii to the North-East of England

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