A group exhibition at Start Project, it was based around the Holy Souls photograph. The entryway to the space is through a room which was a vintage shop and still held oddments of furniture and stock. How to make this into a serious annex to a fairly serious minded exhibition… The solution was suggested by Tommy Cha.
The show was curated by Tommy and Carol Laidler to lead the viewer in a very defined path around the room, but first they had to spend time in the Waiting Room. People were called to enter the exhibition space at random, some spent a while sitting, and felt neglected and bullied, some went straight in.
The viewer was confronted by a row of unopenable doors; a reference to Sartre’s Huis Clos, his play of the afterlife, doors that dont open, and hell being other people.
also doors from the other side.
The show was in fact a meditation on mortality and transience. with the anteroom and the video piece providing counterpoint references to eternity.