Guardian Guide : This week's new exhibitions

Publication Title: Guardian Guide
Writer: Skye Sherwin
Publication Date: 25th January 2012


David Cotterrell, Southampton

David Cotterrell's immersive video installations have long tested how the movies and news footage of war relate to the reality. His latest show, Monsters Of The Id, saw him travel to Afghanistan to create interactive video works that bring his experiences as an outside observer home. A sense of stark alienation rules, across installations that have an unsettling response to our presence, whether uniformed figures in vast empty landscapes, who appear increasingly unnerved by our gaze, or the Afghanistan landscape itself, both awesome and tense with the threat of violence.

John Hansard Gallery, to 31 March

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