Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Interactions: MMU Art School / Edinburgh Art School Exchange
April 27, 2012

‘Interactions’ has been an ongoing collaborative project between students on the Interactive Arts course at Manchester School of Art and students on the Intermedia Course at Edinburgh College of Art.

Details of the complete project and interaction can be found on the blog:

http://eca-mmu-interactions.tumblr.com

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Future Foundations 3
March 19, 2012

This is the third exhibition of self-selected group MMU Foundation Course work. The first Future Foundations show was in 2010 – co-initiated by and including work by Elisa Artesero, current curator/organiser of the Link Gallery.  Then last year Future Foundations 2 included work by Roger Bygott also current Link Gallery co-organiser/curator. So this show has a healthy lineage and good momentum. As with the previous Future Foundations shows there is a great sense of variety, exploration and experimentation across several media.

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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

Animation & Illustration show
January 18, 2012

This weeks exhibition is from some of the 3rd year Illustration and Animation students:

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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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Success: Interactive Arts Review Show
November 27, 2011

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Series 3
November 17, 2011

Some images from the Series 3 exhibit:

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