Other Spaces is a collection of artworks including photographs, body scans, sculptural installations, performance, video, and fabric works.
Other Spaces develops Longhurst’s interest in cultural ideas of Perfection, exploring the physical and psychological experiences of elite gymnasts in training and competition. Inspired by Plato’s Perfect solids and Popova & Rodchenko’s revolutionary experiments with aesthetic forms, Longhurst works with appropriated photographs as well as her own images, to create hybrid works which reference earlier attempts to define and create Perfect worlds. The project started in 2008 and continues to evolve. Not all works are shown here.
The 2012 book Jo Longhurst / Other Spaces includes an essay by Sara Knelman and an interview with Charlotte Cotton. It is designed by Smith [now GOST] and published by Ffotogallery in partnership with Mostyn.
Other Spaces has been made possible through the generous support of AIMIA; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Arts Council England; Arts Council Wales; British Council; Festival 2018; European Centre for Photographic Research; Ffotogallery; Gemini Gymnastics, Oshawa; John Kobal Foundation; Heathrow Gymnastic Club; Leverhulme Trust; Mostyn; National Media Museum, Bradford; Pavilion, Leeds; The Photographers’ Gallery; Vila Olímpica da Mangueira, Rio de Janeiro; Whitechapel Gallery; and the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
To watch a video of Jo Longhurst in conversation with Sarah Knelman at Other Spaces, Mostyn please click HERE.