Archive for the ‘3D’ Category

Elisa Artesero ‘Light Weather’
March 18, 2012

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Light Weather is my first solo exhibition in the Link Gallery. The exhibition comprises of two parts: the Link is a large scale installation, at one end of the gallery there is an abstract sky lit up with coloured flashes of light, throughout the rest of the gallery there are coloured pools of light suspended above the floor. The Foyer space shows some of my abstract light photography and an experimental light sculpture.

The installation is a complete experiment. It’s not often I have the opportunity to work in such a large and unusual space where I can let my imagination run wild (time and health and safety restrictions aside). So here I have responded to the space to create an installation which is similar to a stage set. Nothing is naturalistic, the sky and pools of light are abstractions of what they represent, and are lit up with bright colours appealing to the senses. People can walk through the set, as both participants and audience, and hopefully enjoy it as a memorable interruption to their day.”

Elisa Artesero

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3rd Year 3D Design
March 6, 2012

This week in the Link is a rich display of work from the 3rd year 3D design course. Cabinets and cases of intricate work, splashes of colour, wearables, glasswork and eclectic influence.

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Exhibition co-ordinator: Eva Rabin

Gallery co-ordinators: Elisa Artesero & Roger Bygott

 

Threads: Party & Video Links
January 17, 2012

The closing party for the ‘Threads’ exhibition was relaxed, fairly well attended and enjoyable (though for some strange reason there was some wine left at the end).

A former MMU Foundation Course student Donna Wood took some panoramic shots of the evening:

 

A lot of people gave positive comments about the work and Elisa Artesero’s Light sculpture was popular. You can see a video of her installation here: http://vimeo.com/35034124

Also, here is a link to a video of Roger Bygott’s shoe and thread installation ‘She, Remains; He, Remains’: http://interactiveeclectic.com/2012/01/12/she-remains-he-remains-threads-link-gallery-exhibit/

 

Threads exhibition
January 11, 2012

The new term at the Link starts with work from the curators, Elisa Artesero and Roger Bygott, with the addition of work from guest artist Hannah Leighton-Boyce.

The theme of the work on show is threads/lines, be they real threads or lines of light. Roger’s work uses threads from shoes to frame the vista of two windows, the shoes create an absence and loneliness when viewed upon entering the gallery, the male and female shoes point outward towards the world outside, an optimistic stance on one level, but on another they are  turning their backs on each other in such a definite position. However, when a visitor stands just behind the shoes to look out at the view, particularly in the evening when they can see their reflection, it is as though they fill the shoes for that moment.

Elisa’s light sculpture uses white thread to reshape the end gallery space in a mix of sharp angular shapes, some covered with paper as platforms for the bright slowly moving projections to bring the sculpture to life. The light from the projections also catches on the strings, illuminating them and giving a sense of movement. The shadows cast from the sculpture also moves across the back wall as the light and dark areas of the projection slowly shift across the space. The Light Paintings I & II projected and framed on adjacent walls are there to be viewed like a painting which happens to move, to watch the swathes of colour and patterns slowly move across the framed area in a slow considered manner. In the evening it is possible to watch the Light Paintings as reflections in the window while positioned in front of Roger’s work.

The Foyer space contains Hannah’s series of intricate pencil drawings from the movement created from stitched pieces of work, laid out as if a large landscape piece.

Also in the Foyer space is an installation and related video pieces by Roger. The foil lined ‘Accumulator’ is a phase in an ongoing series exploring  space, fiction and memory. There is some reference to Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich’s ‘Orgone Accumulator’ a quasi-scientific/mystical invention devised by Reich in the 1960s. He claimed his ‘Orgone boxes’ could enhance the life-force and the libido. In no way attempting to recreate Reich’s box, this installation nevertheless proposes an accumulation of creative energy in the form of artistic process and fictional possibility. The meaning of the piece is undefined, yet meanings can accumulate and develop in relationship to it. The material lends itself to Sci-fi imaginings, and yet there is a cone of red thread in there harking back to the past maybe. There is a contrasting connection of the Industrial Revolution and the Technological Revolution.

The three looped video pieces also document various phases of the ‘Accumulator’ in the form of performance, poetry and music. We are presented with fragments of a story, part abstract, part science fiction.

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Call for submissions : The Secret Life
October 26, 2011

This is a call for submissions with a surreal/dreamlike theme for an exhibition at the Link Gallery 7th-11th November. The work can be in any medium that fits into the theme. Please send photos (or stills if film based) of the completed work together with dimensions, a short description, and any special install requirements you may have by the submission deadline of Tuesday 1st November to mmulinkgallery@hotmail.co.uk

The exhibition will be curated but you must be available to install your own work at midday Friday 4th November.

This is a show with a very short window of time for submissions, so don’t delay! I really look forward to viewing the work that is sent through.

S-Space continues
October 12, 2011

This week has seen many social experiments and information gathering in the space as the Link has been turned into S-Space. The work continues until Friday, keep up to date with the progress on the blog site and don’t forget to interact with the work and experiments!

A new year at the Link Gallery
October 7, 2011

It’s been a long summer indeed, but now the Link Gallery is back for another year of exhibitions! The layout of the foyer space has changed now that the stairs have been removed, so we now have even more wall space to play with.

I (Elisa Artesero) will continue to be the curator of the gallery; however I am looking for a small team of volunteers from the Interactive Arts course (particularly our new first years) with an interest in curating who would like to help with the running of the gallery this year. I will post more information a little later, but if any students from the course would like to get in touch with an expression of interest please email mmulinkgallery@hotmail.co.uk

The gallery is also now open for submissions to artists from any degree. Along with the more traditional mediums of work, I am keen to open up the space for more unusual proposals; be it for film, events, theatre, fashion or music to ensure another eclectic year of exhibitions. Do not worry if this is your first exhibition, I will work with you, all I ask is for a certain level of ambition for the use of the space.

So, please email me at mmulinkgallery@hotmail.co.uk for a proposal form.

Manchester School of Art Degree Show
June 12, 2011

It’s getting close to that time of year again; when the final year art students are feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement as they finish installing their artwork for the Manchester School of Art Degree show. This year the Link Gallery is hosting work from the Fine Art Print degree, however don’t just stop by the Link, the whole school is full to the brim of exhibitions from so many different degree courses! Make sure to check out the Holden Gallery with work from the Interactive Arts degree, it’s sure to be a varied exhibition from some very talented artists.

The preview is Friday 17th June, with the public view from Saturday 18th June through to Wednesday 22nd June, so if you’re in Manchester or visiting during that time, make sure to pop by.

Interactive Arts 1st Year Show
May 8, 2011

The start of this term sees the culmination of the year for first year Interactive Arts students in the form of a final exhibition. The exhibition goes throughout the Link Gallery and into the Interactive Arts studio. The standard is extremely high, and as always with this course, the work on show is certainly eclectic in theme and media.

There will be a closing event on Thursday 12th May from 4.30pm  -6.30pm.

Here is a small selection of what there is to see:

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Blue Link Exhibition
April 5, 2011

Blue Link – curated by Elisa Artesero

My inspiration for the Blue Link was a desire to cover the gallery space with work of one dominant colour theme to make a visually impacting exhibition. The work is a range of submissions from across the faculty and although together in a colour theme, the individual style of each artist creates a varied and interesting collection.

The foyer space contains work which is primarily of a ‘real’ or physical nature progressing to more abstract pieces within the Link itself. Each artwork has been positioned in a particular order to pick out similarities in theme, colour, size or pattern.

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Exhibitors in order on slideshow: Jayy Swift, Sabine Glawe, Andrea de la Rubia Gomez-Moran, Darren Murphy, James Ackerley, John Brindley, Sarah Percy, Elisa Artesero, Tom Bevan, Jess Ramsden, Rebecca Wild, Alexandra Grace Cussons, Roger Bygott, Frances Rocca, Amy Lawrence, John Brindley

The Blue Link Exhibition is the final exhibition of the term, I’m really pleased with the outcome and would like to thank all the exhibitors for their artwork which has made this exhibition so good.