'Volitant' explores the meaning of animal representations and their public display by humans, questioning the habitats created for them. Photographs from the woods of an archery range show animal targets designed and situated to replicate their wild counterparts. Accompanying videos show an unintentional air-conditioning breeze giving life to otherwise motionless natural history exhibits. The birds in the museum have once again been given the power of flight, the animals in the woods are unwittingly engaged with this power. Not only do they incur the force of the arrow in flight, they are active, moving (in each case due to the humans that created the environment they exist in). These are volitant creatures with no means of relief or escape.
Meg Beaumont • Claire Bennett • Sarah Louise Cooley • Beverley Cornwell • Jade Dolby • Caitlin George • Sion Padrig Jones • Katie Longley • Lowri-Ellen Owen • Amy Souter • Gemma Tremlett •