Hamish Fulton, ‘Wind through the Pines’ 1985, 1991
Hamish Fulton
Wind through the Pines 1985, 1991
Tate
© Hamish Fulton

Six themes will be explored for each month of the duration of Source Spotlight Display, with July 2014 exploring Text, Narrative and Image.

Many of Hamish Fulton’s works are visual records of his experiences walking, overlaid with commentary, captions or texts to provide context and create atmosphere. The direct annotation in Wind through the Pines draws a parallel with social platforms such as Snapchat, where users can place text directly over their photographs, a method also used with memes, where an image is taken out of context and given an entirely new one with the overlaying of an often-humorous caption. This practice of comment and annotation plays with the relationship between text and visual, presenting alternative ways of interpreting an image.

As part of  Text, Narrative and Image month artist Inua Ellams leads an interactive workshop and performance exploring word, image and graphics.

Source display has been curated by Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London plan and develop events for other young people, 15 – 25 years, to create, experiment and engage with the Tate Collection at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.