James Webb is an interdisciplinary artist whose work – framed in large-scale installations in galleries and museums, or as unannounced interventions in public spaces – often makes use of ellipsis, displacement and détournement to explore the nature of belief, and the dynamics of communication in our contemporary world. Webb is known for a practice that employs audio, installation and text, referencing aspects of the conceptualist and minimalist traditions, as well as his academic studies in advertising, comparative religion and theatre.
His recent projects include the creation of an associative audio guide for the famous Skogskykogården cemetery in Stockholm and multi-dimensional analysis of the Theatre Graslin for the 2016 Le Voyages à Nantes. In 2016, in addition to his first personal exhibition in France at Galerie Imane Farès, James Webb is displaying a solo show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and is taking part in the History Unfolds exhibition at Historiska, the historical museum of the city of Stockholm.
I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand worlds (A Comet is Coming), 2018
3 texts written on soluble paper, dissolved in water, and presented in 3 glass vials 3 glass bottles - 20 cm x 40 cm x 18 cm