ArtCouple: Decompressed Time Frames

Time has been damaged, we need your help to repair it

Thursday 7th April 2022 | 5:30-8:30pm

BasementArtsProject. 28 Back Burton Terrace. Beeston. Leeds. LS11 5JH


Simon Bradley and Ursula Troche, working under the moniker ArtCouple, present this exhibition of sculpture, sound and film for BasementArtsProject entitled ‘Decompressed Time Frames’.

Beneath the surface of the locked down world the oxygen is running low. The tiny life support capsules sustaining our presence in the airless vacuum of millions of hard-drives, can only sustain three dimensional life for so long. It is time to head for the surface, but not too rapidly.                          

This year, the BasementArtsProject programme for the New Year will be starting its run roughly in tandem with the Spring Equinox, our first exhibition coming on Thursday 7th April. Since first talking about the exhibition formerly known as ‘Compressed Time Frames’ with ArtCouple a.k.a Simon Bradley and Ursula Troche, the timeline for all of our 2020 exhibitions has contracted and expanded so rapidly as to give one the bends. Finally, as we are able to throw off the shackles of the numerous interminable lockdowns of the last couple of years, the hyperbaric chamber of the Leeds Art Scene prepares itself to give art back its’ oxygen with ‘Decompressed Time Frames’.

Films run at a speed of 25 frames per second, each individual action a complex sequence of stills, blended too quickly for the eye to see. Life is a complex sequence of individual moments, stitched together and run chronologically; a beginning, a middle and an end. Blink and you’ll miss it!

Coming as it does, at the back end of a period in which time itself was inexorably damaged, this exhibition reveals elements of the stilled world that exist between the frames of our normally frantic existence.

The frames of time are now Decompressed, the show will never end, yet will be over in the blink of an eye and everything is once more operating at the speed of normality. we hope to see you on the opening night: Performances 6:30 and 7:30

Exhibition Open
Sunday 10th April | 2pm – 4pm By Appointment
Monday 11th April | 11:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday 14th April | 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sunday 24th April | 2pm – 4pm By Appointment
Monday 25th April | 11:30am – 2:30pm

Closing Night / Performance
Thursday 28th April | 5.30pm – 8.30pm