Walker & Bromwich
Born 1968 & 1966, Scotland & Northampton, UK, respectively
Walker and Bromwich work in a variety of media exploring the relationships between people and their social and political environments in surreal and often absurd ways.
Limbo-land is a film of lunar exploration at dawn and dusk. It is a space of oblivion, confinement, or transition. It is also an unspecified region between dreams and reality where frontiers are undermined and negotiated. The installation is concerned with precisely such in-between states and places. The juxtaposition of lightness and weight is encompassed in the uncanny presence of a moon within the gallery walls. Similarly, the astronaut protagonist (Walker) is caught between land and sky, an amateur comically caught in a forestalled lift-off. Limbo-land invites the viewer to venture forth into an unknown space that lies between precarious states of being.
Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich are an established collaborative duo, working together for the last ten years. They are known for ambitious, international projects that employ a humorous but thoughtful approach to some of life’s challenging questions like ‘the pursuit of happiness’ or ‘the nature of belief’. Walker &Bromwich’s work has been presented at Tate Britain,Modern Art Oxford, Baltic, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh and across Europe, Asia and the Antipodes. They have works in the West Collection in Phillidephia, Towner Gallery Eastbourne.