As it presents itself – Somewhere vague
Gander’s claymation video work brings together characters based on Spike Milligan, curator Matthew Higgs, Mrs Frances Gander (the artist’s mother) and the Lumiere Brothers, Auguste and Louis and a generic animator’s armature that functions as the skeleton for the other characters. All are auditioning for a piano piece: appearing nervous they are unsure of why they find themselves on stage. The voice over is provided by Richard Briers (The Good Life) and the script written by Gander – one of Britain’s most innovative contemporary artists – from the imagined perspective of each of the characters. This hugely playful film lasts 25 minutes and will be looped continuously in the space.