A controversial Pinterest board has recently hit the headlines with its use of Taylor Swift images superimposed with inspirational quotes. What’s so bad about that? Well, what’s sparked such a reaction is that these quotes are actually those of Adolf Hitler, proving that with the simplest of tweaks and subtle juxtapositions, things can take on a very different meaning. Illascapes is an experimental project by Sam Ryley and Stephen C Nuttall, which takes landscape photographs and adds a story or incident to the piece in a way that changes the former intended meaning. The original photographic image is still visible within each final multimedia piece, meaning that audiences can read into the alterations to find the new message. The exhibition will be housed at Didsbury’s Art of Tea over the next few weeks, and the launch night will feature live music from Alex Cartwright, Arjun Bhishma and Alex Chow. Promising to be an easygoing affair, no one will judge you for passing up a pint and opting for a brew – you’ll be in good company.

Fri 6 Sep, Art of Tea, 47 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, M20 6TW, Launch night 7pm, www.facebook.com

Fri 6 Sep
Jess Hardiman
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Wed 3 Jul 2013