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From Cara Tolmie's exhibition in DCA. A red and orange room, with a white door and tiled, geometric floors. Subtitles on the screen say 'He drops her on top of June, rudely awaking her from her private pondering of the floor'.

Cara Tolmie

Read Thou Art and Read Thou Shalt Remain

21 May - 31 July 2011

For our 2011 summer exhibition we were pleased to present new and recent works by Cara Tolmie and Nina Rhode. The work of these two artists will be presented side-by-side in the two main galleries. Both artists work through recursive techniques in story-telling and optics, making multi-layered, multi-disciplined installations.

From Cara Tolmie's exhibition. A screen displays a glossy, yellow, shiny image.

In Gallery 1 we feature a new work by Cara Tolmie. Cara Tolmie’s practice spans installation, performance, video, music, text and spoken word. Her exhibition at DCA, Read Thou Art And Read Thou Shalt Remain, is a new work in which an analysis of the various elements within a short film clip, taken from the window on a car on an american desert highway, forms the the basis for a structured narrative. This narrative being played out in a specially constructed minature environment, which in turn is presented in a small cinema, wth a lush multi-channel soundtrack.

Tolmie was born in Glasgow in 1984 and is a graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. She is also a former committee member of Glasgow’s Transmission Gallery and recently undertook the LUX Artists Associate Programme in London. Tolmie has received considerable acclaim for her performances at Art Basel, Miami Beach; Tramway, Glasgow; Serpentine Cinema; and Chisenhale Gallery, London, and her exhibitions at artist-run spaces such as Sierra Metro, Edinburgh and Transmission and Low Salt, Glasgow.

Artists' Video | Nina Rhode / Cara Tolmie on Friendly Fire / Read Thou Art and Read Thou Shalt Remain

Exhibition images

A red, orange and white room with mountain-like shapes on the wall. The floors are tiled with geometric tiles and there is a white door. From Cara Tolmie's exhibition.
From Cara Tolmie's exhibition. A floor is tiled with a geometric, triangular pattern in orange, red, yellow and cream.
From Cara Tolmie's exhibition. A framed picture shows geometric lines drawn with felt-tip.
From Cara Tolmie's exhibition in DCA. A red and orange room, with a white door and tiled, geometric floors. Subtitles on the screen say 'He drops her on top of June, rudely awaking her from her private pondering of the floor'.
From Cara Tolmie's exhibition. A screen displays a glossy, yellow, shiny image.
From Cara Tolmie's exhibition. A large, old television displays an image of a desert with shrubs and mountains in the background.