‘Open Spaces’, Germany.

SZD IMG_9390SZDIMG_9439Jill Randall was invited by curator Barbel Mollmann to participate in the internationalSZD IMG_9258SZDIMG_9244SZDIMG_9263 project and exhibition, ‘Open Spaces-Under Construction’, at Kubaii, Bocholt, Germany, along with 14 artists from around the world, April 22nd -May 1st 2016.

The  works Randall exhibited question SZDIMG_9447ideas about permanence and transcience, about the passing of time and the tide of history.

They celebrate renewal and change, and make us aware of life’s impermanence, of the constant state of building, demolishing, flux and change.
The works make strong links between the shared textile industry heritage of Rossendale and Bocholt , introducing elements from the Rossendale industrial landscape into Bocholt .

Randall created a series of new Bocholt sheds and architectural structures , responding directly and immediately to the place.
Some of the acclaimed series of works, ‘Sheds of Rochdale’ and ‘Sheds of Rossendale’ were brought to Bocholt and reconfigured with the new Bocholt sheds in a dynamic sculpture installation.
In the ‘Age of the Refugee’, the works have poignant nuances, referring to the idea of shelter, refuge, referencing the improvised human shelters constructed from available materials in shanty towns all over the world.