Don’t Look at the Finger is a major new moving-image work by artist Hetain Patel. The work will premiere in simultaneous solo exhibitions at QUAD in Derby and Manchester Art Gallery, opening 29 & 30 September respectively.
The film follows a ceremonial ‘fight’ between two protagonists, a man and a woman, in the grand architectural setting of a church. The way the characters communicate is a feat of choreography that combines Kung Fu with signed languages to express a ritualistic coming together.
At both QUAD and Manchester Art Gallery, Don't Look at the Finger will be installed alongside Patel's 2015 film The Jump.