Circling the Square: Visions ofan Unmade City

For the physical presentation of Circling the Square: Visions of an Unmade City, Ryan Heath is exhibiting his new single-channel video, Ritual Practice, 2021, at Artcore Gallery. Within the video, a young architect hires a millennial mystic to perform a mysterious ritual in an attempt to exorcise Osnabruck Square of unwanted energy. Things go awry when they are confronted by the square’s guardian, whose design was aided by members of Artcore’s community in a workshop led by the artist. The work is result of Heath’s interest in the merging of mysticism and capital in the public realm.

Circling the Square: Visions of an Unmade City is showing at Artcore Gallery from 4 – 17 June 2021.

Artists in Residence Ryan Heath and Katy Hawkins will be in conversation with Artcore Gallery on Thursday 17 June. Book your tickets here.


About the Artist

Ryan Heath is an artist and designer based in Nottingham, UK. He is interested in psychogeography and the built environment. Heath works across painting, sculpture and mixed-reality. He has exhibited in the UK and internationally, receiving commissions and awards from established organisations including BACKLIT Gallery, UK New Artists, and Ignite Futures. Heath is a BACKLIT studio artist and former member of Chaos Magic.

A strong advocate for socially-engaged art, often working with young people as a creative facilitator. Ryan’s previous partners include Nottingham Refugee Forum, Pending Collective, Harris Museum, and Tate Modern. He has also given guest lectures and panel discussions at leading universities and institutions such as The University of Nottingham and The British Library. Ryan is also in residence at LEVEL centre in Derbyshire.

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