Impossible Perspectives

March 2022 – ongoing

Impossible Perspectives
is a multi-year research and artist development project, which will culminate in a site-wide exhibition at Tatton Park in the coming years.

Impossible Perspectives is inspired by Tatton Park’s landscape, (a large heritage attraction in Cheshire), and the works of Italian painter Canaletto, whose paintings and drawings form part of the property’s archive collection. Canaletto’s works are renowned for their immersive qualities of imaginary architectural views (referred to as capricci), creating ‘impossible perspectives’ considered to be fledgling versions of current virtual reality.

Through a series of artist residencies and labs (the first took place in March 2022), AND is supporting UK-based, emerging artists to develop their practices in scale and technologies of production, such as augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies (XR), and to imagine new immersive experiences together.

Artists selected to be part of each residency will be invited to develop concepts for new works to feature in future exhibition (details TBA).

Read more about the project on our blog.

​​Impossible Perspectives Lab is a new UK artist residency programme for Tatton Park. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices, commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Cheshire East Council as part of SHIFT. Supported with public funds from Arts Council England, with additional support from the Italian Cultural Institute in London.