It is by the ghostly light of Daniel Rozin’s Snow Mirror that one enters Dark Matters at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. This haunting new exhibition is an amalgamation of digital installations, paintings, film and a variety of other media, all of which have a dark and mysterious undertone. All the works explore themes of shadows, memory, solitude, loss, mystery and magic, as well as how mechanical and scientific developments are increasingly having an impact on visual culture. What could once only be experienced by a paranormal encounter can now be recreated with technology, however the major pieces within the Dark Matters exhibition still maintain that initial magic and wonder that came with the first optical inventions.
Read the rest of my review at http://aestheticamagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/ghost-story-for-digital-age-dark.html
Dark Matters continues at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, until 15th January 2012.