One Morning I Woke Up Very Early is an exhibition that deals with the framework of imagination. The exhibition will start with a neuro-psychological analysis of fantasy - what does it mean to see things that are not there - and will attempt to reoccupy a space for new imaginaries in art, while at the same time questioning and enhancing the processes of illusionism, theatricality and their relation to the production of meaning.
The works of Matthew Brannon, Tony Conrad and Nathan Hylden, in very diverse ways, revolve around the concept of projection, conceived either as the psychological investment of emotions and desires, or more literally, as a medium of reproduction by physically transferring a form or an image onto something else. Generally the artists in One Morning I Woke Up Very Early seem to stimulate a centrifugal imagination. Their work is able to create an awareness on the preconditions for imagination, more than guiding its viewers along narrow lines of anecdotic narration, by investigating and amplifying the frameworks that are able to generate speculative thought and fantasy. There is equally a subversive element of time at work in the different oeuvres through the frequent use of repetition and slight variations on a theme.