Exhibition Title: Homo Narrans: The Telling Person
Artists: Adam Anderson and Sophie Reid-Singer
Dates: Tuesday, 9 January – Saturday, 20 January 2018
Opening Event: Friday, 12 January 2018, 3pm
Venue: Project Gallery Gallery, QCA, 226 Grey Street, South Bank
Gallery Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday
About: The unidimensional ‘knowing/wise person’ posited through the convention of the Homo Sapien fails to encompass the complexity, struggle and nuance of being. Narratologist John D. Niles states that we are better defined as Homo Narrans or entities whose existence is contingent on characters embodied in individual and social narratives. Instead of determinately knowing oneself, the multidimensional ‘telling person’s identity is shaped by, experienced and given context to by fluid characters inhabited through storytelling.