Tim Head returns to Modern Art Oxford this September to show a new installation – Displacement - a virtual object placed in a physical space.
A circle of coloured light – green on one side and blue on the other – stands at the centre of the gallery floor. Projected from diagonally opposing ends of the room the red and violet discs of light are focused where they meet in exact registration with each other on a central plane.
Tim Head’s work is full of carefully crafted contradictions. In his first exhibition at Modern Art Oxford in 1972 he ‘redrew’ the perimeters of the gallery space using a combination of projections and mirrors. In doing so the viewer was made to almost disappear as reflections renegotiated the architecture and ghost walls overlaid the originals.