Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson have collaborated since 1994. This catalogue accompanies the first major exhibition of their collaborative work.
Many new pieces have been made especially for the exhibition, executed in a variety of media including photography, sculpture, film, found objects, sound and text works.
The artists are fascinated by things in twos. Objects, images and words are placed in relationship to each other, sometimes in opposition, sometimes in dialogue.
The process of duplicating something allows a deeper understanding of its cultural meaning. A newly commissioned film, Two Burning Bushes, places us in the position of Moses when he came across the Burning Bush, the symbol of God’s existence.
This story appears in both the Bible and the Qur’an. In using the image of the burning bush, the artists reflect on different systems of belief.