Some Misunderstanding [on Mondegreens and Pareidolias] at Castlefield Gallery

“Mondegreens are mishearings of words or phrases, which in turn acquire new meanings. Pareidolias are randomly occurring shapes, forms or sounds experienced as significant by individuals or groups.” For those of us less aware of these terms, this explanation of Castlefield Gallery’s  exhibition’s title immediately places viewers into a catch 22-like situation of knowing that they must simultaneously attempt to look for and past the meanings of the artworks on display, allowing confusion and interpretation to battle it out in a very entertaining way.

Perhaps I’m biased about liking this show because I feel it echos the same translation/miscommunication aspects that occur in some of my own work but still, I think the exhibition works very well as both an example of brilliant curation and as a group of strong individual artworks. The show is only on until the 18 August, so definitely get yourself down to Manchester Deansgate before it closes.IMG_0677 IMG_0673 IMG_0671 IMG_0669 IMG_0667


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