Past, Present, Somewhere

Past, Present, Somewhere
Past, Present, Somewhere © John Podpadec

An exhibition at Kettle’s Yard that coincided with Curating Cambridge, provided a rare opportunity to enjoy the collected films and projects by artist duo Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, in their first gallery exhibition since they won the Northern Art Prize in 2007.

 

Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, Tomorrow Today, North West Cambridge (Nina Pope)
Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, Tomorrow Today, North West Cambridge  © Nina Pope

Working collaboratively under the name Somewhere since the mid 90s, their participatory projects range from interactive online worlds to – in summer 2014 – a vast community-built ‘model village’ made from cob (an ancient earth building technique), a commission for the University of Cambridge’s North West Cambridge Development. Visitors to the exhibition encountered a diversity of work from the analogue to the digital – from a cob-based installation to earlier examples of the artists’ ground-breaking digital and video works.

 

 

 

Visitors wrote:
@kettlesyard loved the current exhibition. Going back to watch the films asap.”
jaywickescapes.com @kettlesyard by Pope & Guthrie: pathos, humour, beauty”