Wednesday 27 March 2024

Ania Tomaszewska-Nelson - Translocation and Dislocation (words by Ginny Reddick)

Welcome to the Translocation and Dislocation exhibition, a selection of eclectic artworks that have been placed or screened beyond the tradition gallery walls. Alongside the art, you can read written works by our First Responders. We will choose a different location for each artwork, the art might be placed in a complementary location (to add to the narrative) or juxtaposed against a competing backdrop to create new meaning.

Particles fly through the dark skies in Ania Tomaszewska-Nelson's film Before Religion. It is the time of magic, myths and stories passed down through generations. We find ourselves mesmerised by the patterns and movement. These ancient feelings still pulse under the surface of our modern lives. Our First Responder is Ginny Reddick, who is searching for the spaces in between.

Ania Tomaszewska-Nelson

First Responder: Ginny Reddick

The Spaces In Between

There’s magic in the spaces in between.

There’s this one, there’s that one

And the difference.

But as you go along

you lose, this and that and them.


And again

And before you know it you’re rushing through a tunnel in the dark with nowhere to stop and nothing to hang on to


We play

the final bar

of the final minuet,

the f sharp fades.

The grey lady says

I feel so…contained.

We don’t laugh.

We hold a silence.


For a moment, we are the thing to hang them on.

The spaces in between.


Ania Tomaszewska-Nelson is a visual contemporary artist of Polish origin. She moved from Poland to study art at The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University. After graduating in 1996 in Painting and Mixed Media, Tomaszewska-Nelson settled in Brixton, London, where she has a studio. Predominantly a painter, Tomaszewska-Nelson also works with video, photography, performance, land-art, installation and sound, always seeking a language best suited for the subject matter.

Ginny Reddick is an educator, musician and long time supporter of Collect Connect and its many ventures. Ginny lives in East London with her family.

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