Thursday, 31 March 2011

John Waters on 'Airports'

CVCS has been kind this year.
Click text pages to read.

There and Back

London Eye (film stills)

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

London Eye (photographs)

Susan Hiller at Tate Britain

Psi Girls

Psi Girls 1999 features imagery from films about girls with telekinetic powers, synchronised on five large screens at the moment of high tension in each film, when the girls use their extraordinary psychic powers to move objects. The excerpts, from Brian De Palma’s The Fury (1978), Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979), Mark L. Lester’s Firestarter (1984), Danny DeVito’s Matilda (1996) and Andrew Fleming’s The Craft (1996), are saturated in washes of vivid colour. The soundtrack featuring the drumming and rhythmic clapping of a gospel choir, reaches a crescendo at this point, a familiar cinematic device to increase tension, only to end abruptly with a burst of white noise and a period of silence. The use of different coloured filters in each of the projections, immerses the viewer in coloured lights and adds to the range of physical sensations experienced.

Psi Girls 1999
5 channel video projection with sound, synchronised
Duration 15 minutes

Magic Lantern

As a visual spectacle Magic Lantern 1987 explores the body’s instinctive response to colour. The scientific presentation of pure form and colour produces retinal after-images which are only visible subjectively; this effect is echoed in the sound element of the work. The artist’s vocal improvisations are interspersed with snatches of recordings by Latvian scientist Konstantine Raudive (1909–1974). He claimed to have identified ghostly voices in his recordings of the ‘silence’ in empty rooms. Both elements of Magic Lantern engage with the ambiguities of objective perception and subjective response.

Magic Lantern 1987
3 channel 35 mm slide projection with sound, synchronised
Duration 12 minutes

(text from exhibition Guide)

An even better advert.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

A good advert on the London Underground

Gabriel Orozco

Black Kites (skull and graphite)
La D.S. (A Citroën sliced lengthwise into three long pieces, then reassembled without the middle part)

Until You Find Another Yellow Schwalbe - Residancy in Berlin 1995

Elevator 1994 (The artist saved a lift from a demolished building in Chicago to cut it in three pieces, discard its 'central space' and level it to his own height.)

Cats and Watermelons

Gabriel Orozco at Tate Modern. An exhibition that inspires Martin Creed like envy. Why is it so hard to make simple things?

2x2 Chanel

Friday, 25 March 2011

Anthony McCall

Anthony McCall at SPRÜTH MAGERS London.
Four spotlight projected animations in a room of dry ice.
In my photo the light looks green, but all four projections where white.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

An Interview

Yet another interview with Tom McCarthy... here

Blue Cone

Monday, 21 March 2011

Postcards from Berlin

A LOT of photo's on the way, but in the mean time, some postcards from Berlin.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Stereoscopic (Coincide)

Part of "A History of Accidents"
A group show by 3rd year Intermedia
March 2011

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Venice - London