Backdrop: the space or context behind an activity, something that holds/contains an activity or object of focus. A backdrop or background can be considered as the area, or scenery, behind an object.
Overlapping thematically, the works in this show engage the backdrop as a context for action, and seek to question the perception of its neutral role. They touch upon issues of artifice and staging to consider the backdrop as a performative space, a constructed context for artistic action that delineates parameters for engagement.
Erin Hughes, Laszlo von Dohnanyi, Holly Graham, Emma Papworth, Amba Sayal-Bennett