Allan Bech / Jenny Core / Susannah Douglas / Aly Helyer / Shinbo Hiroshi (Shin Button) / Paraic Leahy / Sharon Leahy-Clark / Richard Meaghan / Graham Watson / Hannah Wooll
17 January - 26 April 2015
The Link Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax
In 1924 Andre Breton wrote the first Manifesto of Surrealism, in which he defines surrealism as: "Pure psychic automatism by means of which one intends to express, either verbally or in writing or in any other manner, the actual functionality of thought. Dictated by thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, free of any aesthetic or moral concern." For the exhibition The Functionality of Thought we have asked several contemporary artists for whom these ideas remain prevalent in their practice today to further explore ideas of surrealism.