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The Wings Vyner Street (2009)


The Wings is a construction of a bar that is described in the film Apprehension (2007). The shape of the bar itself and the objects placed on

and around it are also described in the Apprehension's narrative. When installed at Vyner Street gallery the film itself played on the bars

television, allowing viewers to hear the descriptions of the environment they were experiencing.


Press release

For 'The Wings', Lisa Stansbie has created in the gallery space a fictional bar described in her earlier narrative film Apprehension (2007).

Somewhere between an installation, a stage set and an elaborate frame within which to view the original film, it marks a significant departure

in Stansbie's work into a larger-scale manipulation of space and materials. Like all her recent work it has evolved through a strategy that

uses the internet as a chaotic information source to generate a continuing series of connections and associations in an ever-expanding digital

archive. This is used as the basis for her production of new films and object-based works that create coherent and intriguing narratives from

the random threads of connection between isolated fragments of information on the web. In the case of Apprehension, the starting point is the

pedigree of a racehorse, woven into a complex narrative that takes place in the bar that is rendered visible and material here.


The Wings T1 Project Space (2009)


The t1 project space project is situated in The University of Huddersfield. It is a space for exhibitions and as a ‘testbed’ for ideas and events.

The Wings, was a week long (16th – 20th March 2009) testbed. A recreation of a bar known as ‘The Wings’ was explored and installed within

the space.


The blog about the development of the project can be seen here

The blog charts the installation of the bar, alongside the development of other material objects stemming from Apprehension's narrative and

also explores the processes of writing and collecting thoughts.


This work originally stemmed from the film Apprehension (2007) here




The Wings Vyner Street Gallery, London







The Wings T1 Project Space, University of Huddersfield










The Wings has been shown in the following material sites:

2009 The Wings, 16th - 20th March, T1 Project Space, University of Huddersfield

2009 The Wings, 1st - 14th September, Vyner Street Gallery, London (invite)

(The Wings exhibition leaflet pdf with essay by Anna Parlane)


Documentation relating to the project on the following online site

2009 Issue 11: If X, then Y, A Pure Condition: Proposals and Rehearsals 08/2009. ISSN 1751-4134