Between States [Installation Views], 2018
As Between States begins to draw to a close at the NewBridge Project: Newcastle, I thought I would share a few images taken of the work in situ. There is still one more day to see the show if you haven't had the opportunity to do so already, and the exhibition will be open from 11am - 5pm.
In just under 2 weeks I will open Between States at the NewBridge Project: Newcastle. This exhibition of new video installation work takes the process of interviews as a starting point to explore the boundaries we place around ourselves through the ritual actions of 3 figures. The work features Rene McBrearty as the three figures, playing the role of examiner, administrator and subject. The exhibition will open on 21 June between 6-8pm and will run from Friday - Sunday until 1 July. For full details, please click here.
I am excited to announce that my new digital commission launches online today. Devised as part of my recent project Martha [Alzheimer's Machine III], Lapse explores the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the way we see, interpret and understand the world around us through the eyes of Martha, a fictional character living with AD. Lapse unfolds within Martha’s garden, a place that became significant to Martha and is connected to a number of personal memories shared with her daughter. Through a mosaic of personal memories and sound design, great stretches of time are collapsed into a single continuous stream of memory that blur past and present; reality and artifice.
Originally created as a projection-mapped video installation, this new digital commission translates the work into an engaging online format. This piece was commissioned by D6: Culture in Transit, and has been created using Mural, a new interactive online storytelling tool. You can experience Lapse in your web browser here.
Last week I was shooting footage for new work as part of my current project Between States. Taking place across sterile transitional environments, the film takes the process of interviews as a starting point to examine the borders and boundaries we live within.
Martha [Alzheimer's Machine III] is a series of new video, photography and installation work exploring the effect of Alzheimer's disease on the way we see and understand the world around us.The work will be exhibited in February 2018 in 3 parts at the NewBridge Project: Newcastle, Carliol House, NE1 6NE.
Part 1: In Transit
Preview: Thursday 15 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition Open: 16 - 17 February, 11am-5pm
Part 2: Dissolution
Preview: Tuesday 20 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition Open: 21 February, 6-8pm and 22 February, 11am - 5pm
Part 3: Lapse
Closing Event: Tuesday 27 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition Open: 24 - 25 February, 11am-5pm
Following a long 2 months of shooting for Martha [Alzheimer's Machine III], I am now happily hibernating in my study for the Christmas break while I make a start on editing In Transit, the first major work in the series to be completed. I'll be working with sound designer Jennifer Walton on the audio for the film, and if you'd like to see the finished work it will be screened at the NewBridge Project, Newcastle, between 15-17 February next year. In the meantime, happy holidays!
I've just completed building the installation for Lapse, part of my current body of work Martha [Alzheimer's Machine III]. The entire stage will act as a video screen for this projection mapped piece, and will be exhibited in February 2018 alongside other works from the series.
As part of this year's Being Human Festival taking place across the country, my film NewBridge [Mapping Space] was screened as part of Sparks of Life: Frankenstein and Regeneration, at the NewBridge Project, Carliol House.
Exploring how our cities’ buildings adapt to changing needs and economies and what energies can spark life into old building stock; Sparks of Life: Frankenstein and Regeneration features a programme of public talks and debates, screenings and an exhibition tackling Frankenstein, local regeneration, the electrical past of Carliol House and the building’s present day life as the home of a vibrant artist-led community. A collaboration between Newcastle University’s Architecture Research Collaborative (ARC) and The NewBridge Project, the programme includes a Frankenstein-themed installation A Spark of Being into the Lifeless Thing from architect Simone Ferracina and The Ghosts of The NewBridge from architect Ed Wainwright, which my film will be screened as part of.
I have been selected to take part in a group show at TESTT Space, a new visual arts hub in Durham city. Curated by Newcastle-based artist and writer Oliver Doe, I can’t remember the last time I used cardamom takes place between 23 November - 9 December, and takes the unfamiliar as its starting point, exploring ways in which we can detach from intimacy, and examine ideas and objects that defy simple categorization. I will be exhibiting my work - including new work connected to my current project Between States - alongside 4 North East based artists:
Joshua Raz explores contemporary painting, creating uncanny, alien landscapes populated by familiar motifs and cultural references. His new works take the ‘Wild West’ as their starting point, with cowboys and stallions punctuating unfamiliar settings that seem almost like stage sets, their false depth confusing viewers’ sense of space.
Stacey Davidson’s works sit between the digital and analogue realms of image making, blurring painting with digital collage and online aesthetics. Pasting appropriated printed images onto canvas alongside bold and bright painted marks that explore the formal aspects of painting, her works question our experience of both painting and the self in the digital age.
Jawbone Jawbone also explore the spaces in between reality and online experience, working across a diverse range of media, and often reimagining their own objects into new formations. Their works channel a daydream-like state to influence decision making. Interested by the qualities between 2D/3D, they create work that has seemingly fallen out of a digital screen or been illogically flattened.
Janina Sabaliauskaite is a lens based media artist. Janina's photography documents and explores physical human interaction, social relationships and taboos around domesticity of love, blurring of gender and sexuality. The work focuses on desire, queer identity and moral restrictions in contemporary society. Her photography raises questions about the functionality of the image and the boundaries between public and private life.
The exhibition will be complimented by a publication produced by curator Oliver Doe in collaboration with four local artists and writers, responding to each others ‘texts’ in a printed form of Chinese Whispers, warping their original intentions and removing their familiarity.
Join us for the preview evening on 22 November, 6-8pm. TESTT Space is located on Floor 2, 26 North Road, Durham. DH1 4SG.