Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Where I'm calling from

Three individual images positioned vertically. The top image show a white walls with a lamp, a shelf and a door. The centre image has a grainy texture and shows a bedroom space, and the bottom image focusses on a shelf unit which contains clothing, books, and toiletries.
A bedroom space with white walls filled with a bed, a computer chair and storage furniture. On the floors sits open books and cables.
A bedroom which is partially submerged under water. Items including shoes, and a bicycle helmet float on the surface of the water.
A room with white walls and floors and large windows with natural light streaming in. At the centre of the room is an art installation of a home space featuring a storage furniture and a partially obscured armchair.
A room large room with wooden floors. In the centre is a large screen with a black speaker on either side. On the screen is an image of a bedroom partially submerged under water.
Dates and Opening times

Fri 7 June - Sat 13 July

Fri 7 - Sun 23 June
Mon - Sun, 12pm - 6pm

Fri 28 June - Sat 13 July
Fri - Sat, 12pm - 6pm



David Dale Gallery & Studios
161 Broad Street
G40 2QR

Minne Kersten
Presented by

David Dale Gallery

Supported by

Supported by Glasgow International with funds form the Scottish Government's Festival EXPO Fund and Creative Scotland, and Mondriaan Fund. 


Good access: The venue has ramped or level access and/or lifts to access upper floors

Accessible Toilets: The venue has a wheelchair-accessible toilet

Gender Neutral: The venue has toilets not separated by gender or sex

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Where I'm calling from is an exhibition of new work by Netherlands-based artist Minne Kersten. Working with the architecture of David Dale Gallery, Minne constructs a detailed and evocative environment which explores the narrative capacity of inanimate objects, and their role in triggering memory in a transportative way. Minne takes a literary approach to her work, blending installation, video, sculpture and drawing to craft the backdrop of a fictional world. Through her immersive installations, she reveals buildings to be receptive to stories and traumas, as she stages situations subjected to chaos, decay, and deconstruction. 

Minne explores the traces of events left behind and exposes them as witnesses of private stories retained by the walls that surround us. Her work considers the relationship between the real and imagined, the ordinary and the uncanny, and poses questions about memory and its reconstruction. Working across a range of media, she interweaves personal themes such as mourning, loss and memory with the collective domain of fiction, fables, and symbols.