Thing of the day? well the day thing has kind of gone astray now what with all the other things going on, the reptile house, the cultivating and there’s never any time and stolen time and stolen space and there is no time and it is about time. Scat what? Where are they now? Buried down there? No test of time, What!? Out of mind is out of sight. StolenSpace? On the move, seven year itch so they say, bigger isn’t always better, pretty sure they’ll stay on the cutting edge they danced along down the back of Brick Lane… The first Stolen Space show is the new place is a group show called Seven, here’s what the Stolen Space team have to say….
In this year’s 7th month, we are feeling very fortunate for our past successes and exciting new beginnings, therefore, for the premier exhibition at StolenSpace’s new home, we would like to introduce a Group Show, ‘VII,’ inspired by this lucky and symbolic number.
Whether or not you are of a superstitious persuasion, the number 7 carries with it a myriad of significant connotations. Since the beginning of time, this number has held a powerful place in theological, historical, scientific and cultural memory. According to the Old Testament, the Earth was created in 7 days, in Hinduism there are 7 Chakras, in Christianity there are 7 deadly sins, in Islam there are 7 levels in heaven, and in Judiasm there are 7 blessings and 7 days of mourning. Furthermore, there are 7 days in a week, 7 colours in a rainbow, 7 seas, and 7 wonders of the world. A recurrent motif in art and literature, this number signifies Shakespeare’s 7 Ages of Man and the 7 notes in a traditional musical scale. The associations go on and on, and the potential for creative investigation is almost endless.