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  • Online | Corridor8 — | Page 6
    and Pleasant Land Rural Life in Art Harris Museum and Gallery Preston Interview Kwong Lee Castlefield Gallery Manchester Review It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Castlefield Gallery Manchester Spotlight Ten the evolution of Vane Gallery Newcastle upon Tyne Review More room for error Nicola Ellis Model Leeds Review Fiona Tan DEPOT BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Review Exquisite Corpse Fuse Art Space Bradford Review Ida Ekblad BALTIC Centre

    Original URL path: http://www.corridor8.co.uk/category/online/page/6/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Review: Tina Hage: The Place Here, OBJECT / A, Manchester | Corridor8 —
    VIII respectively the location history or significance of The Golden Lane Estate is at no point referenced within the context of the show Does the artist expect the viewer to know this information already Does she simply overlook it Or the subject being the materiality of the photographic image itself is it inconsequential Perhaps for Hage the estate has become nothing more than a mute correlation of buildings to be reworked and re imagined And perhaps there is some truth in that after all what relation does Great Arthur House The Place Here VIII now a Grade II listed mixture of council and privately owned flats bear to the Zeitgeist from which it was born On the partition wall at the back of the gallery a monitor displays a video created from single photographs taken on a concrete seaside promenade The Place Here X The result is a hypnotic panning in and out of the walkway the more of which we watch the more we are taken back to the flatness and the rectangularity of each photo from which it is comprised The third and final work in the show provides some indication of how we should approach the exhibition as a whole not as documentation of the sites depicted but as a translation a poetic re articulation of their aesthetic Reading the works in this way unearths a system of subtle formal and abstract connections between them the panning in and out of the walkway the formal in and out gestures of VII and VIII But what do the two sites really have in common beyond a superficial Modernist style of simplicity geometric harmony and exposed concrete From reading the exhibition press release we ascertain that the place in The Place Here X is a Brutalist once utopian construction

    Original URL path: http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-tina-hage-the-place-here-object-a-manchester/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Review: Li Binyuan: Social Behaviours, CFCCA, Manchester | Corridor8 —
    artists The works presented exploit Binyuan s online and ad hoc approaches to making and presenting actions as tools for physical emotional and conceptual expressions Exercise projected across the corner of a wall and a sheet creates the effect of a fluid ever changing and reinterpreted projection This action in the work provokes sensations of intimacy chance playfulness and experimentation which are important to the artist Exercise playfully exploits perspective and perception and presents the artist appearing to blow a copse of trees The curators and the artist have sought active participation from viewers as a means for exploring and shortening the distance between the artist and the public A social wall where visitors are invited to leave comments and tweet allows for a topical and valid audience participation that enhances the experience of the show whilst avoiding patronising the viewer As an artist who primarily presents work online distance is an intriguing concept and provokes questions pertaining to online domains heighten as alleviating or exacerbating alienation distance and social barriers The wall has a slightly confused agenda provoking questions relating to its necessity in a show where public engagement social interaction and intervention are core components in the works presented However this contentiousness also promotes its validity and it is interesting to witness this being used in a manner that compliments the exhibiting artist Resonate in which Binyuan jumps every time a train travelling overhead hits a loose rail and Signal require an amount of viewing stamina in the sense that they are immersive and require time spent watching Binyuan s work frequently requires a viewer and in both works the artist seems intent on exploring this through subtle actions that otherwise would go unnoticed Their repetitive nature might encourage many viewers to watch small portions of the films

    Original URL path: http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-li-binyuan-social-behaviours-cfcca-manchester/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Review: The Whole Wide World, The International 3, Manchester | Corridor8 —
    land mass appearing either as a primordial or post apocalyptic state These small scale drawings appear ahistorical a literal blank slate in a quantum state of an ending and a story not yet begun Emma Hart s film Dice shows a simple game of dice with the sea standing in as Hart s opponent each taking turns to roll the dice seeing who gets the favourable outcome with each roll The piece engages with chance with both the uncertain outcome of each roll and the automatic process of the sea featuring as a player Hart takes decisions out of her own hands leaving them to fate The game appears to go on in perpetuity and indeed it could only end if Hart chose to end it The sea provides its inevitable response with each turn reminding the viewer that natural forces will continue with or without human presence Dice is a bittersweet piece with the gentle surrealism of the game weighed against the loneliness of playing alone affirming the idea of the individual s insignificance Also using chance Philip Newcombe s Untitled consists of a single dart the flight the colour of a fly trapped in a bedroom according to Newcombe which at the beginning of each day is thrown into a random spot on the gallery wall by one of the International 3 directors Over the course of the exhibition Untitled leaves a trail of where it s been a tangible history of the artwork to trace throughout the gallery on each occasion failing to escape the confines of the space and in fact increasing in scale becoming more artwork with each hole in the wall left in its wake Newcombe s other contribution The Most Beautiful Place in the World deliberately obscures said place from the viewer with

    Original URL path: http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-the-whole-wide-world-the-international-3-manchester/ (2016-02-15)
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  • James Schofield | Corridor8 — | Page 6
    Gallery Preston Review Feel Me The Birley Preston Review Superior Goods and Household Gods Castlefield Gallery Manchester Review by and by Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun Leeds Review Cornelia Parker The Whitworth Manchester Newer events Contact

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  • Review: The Drawing Project – Castlefield Gallery, Manchester | Corridor8 —
    in the inevitable mistakes that occur with such a drawing practice The wiry biro bleeds and is made rich as Halliwell transforms and transcends the ordinary pen Moving downstairs pain play precision and repetition also feature in the work of Claire Weetman In Watermark 2012 four television screens laid out in a square on the gallery floor allow us to follow and relive Weetman on her hands and knees mark making with water a solitary line on the pavement of a large pedestrianized square in Istanbul In spite of the kneepads Weetman s weariness is evident by the end of the film as she playfully and painfully disrupts and reveals the impermanent traces of everyday journeys The intimacy of the everyday is taken up in the work of Sophia Crilly Crilly s re creations of found and archival biographical material see her inhabit the lives of her chosen subjects Her exquisitely rendered drawings inspired by Sol Le Witt s sketchbooks transform a single part of an artist s often vast archive into a work of art releasing it from its historical fixedness as historic material Jenny Steele uses drawing to compose three dimensional sculptures of postcolonial architecture created as a result of research undertaken in North and South Africa Using drawn colour applied onto coloured card Steele creates small scale narratives of architectural compositions Using everyday low cost materials Steele s sculptures are antithetical to the banality and sterility of professional architectural models often far removed from the communities they are designed for Also downstairs Hondartza Fraga s work makes the inanimate intimate Her series Incandescent 2011 features single light bulbs placed on white plinths seemingly casting shadows On closer inspection their shadows are in fact finely detailed drawings documenting northern narratives of cast cranes chimneys and industry Upstairs in

    Original URL path: http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-the-drawing-project-castlefield-gallery-manchester/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Review: Marcus Coates, Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant and Castle – Workplace Gallery, Gateshead | Corridor8 —
    dubious weekend qualification in shamanism a life time love of wildlife and apparent blind faith and commitment in what he is doing Coates belief in his own spiritual journeys is both unlikely and unimportant the veracity of his rituals is periphery to their success Dressed in a rather fetching silver suit and accompanied by a large stuffed buzzard Coates carries out a spiritual survey in the lead up to the concluding ritual Physically measuring himself up against the buildings we watch him wander around speaking to residents attending sessions with the board responsible for the redevelopment and meeting with one of the original architects People seem surprisingly forth coming and often personal tales bubble out as if the ridiculousness of this strangely dressed man has broken the ice allowing whole life stories of the people attached to Heygate to spill forth Coates himself asserts Sometimes it absurdity seems to be the only way we can stand outside of ourselves to see things clearly 1 The closing ceremony is not disappointing culminating in a theatrical and dramatic ritual in which Coates physically and vocally attempts to embody this period of change whilst wearing a horse s head as a hat The stories Coates relays post spiritual journey and his endeavours to manifest situations seem ham fisted and a little clown like Yet moments where he struggles to fit the stuffed buzzard through a front door are humorous and touching His metaphorical reference to swallows to signify the residents could be conceived as clichéd however his counsel is welcomed and the feelings of both parties are represented impartially Nevertheless the wider situation does not feel like an impartial fight and the ritualistic resolution is tinged with defeat as shaman or no shaman change is about to bulldoze its way through We leave

    Original URL path: http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-marcus-coates-vision-quest-a-ritual-for-elephant-and-castle-workplace-gallery-gateshead/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Review: Crossing Lines – &Model, Leeds | Corridor8 —
    gestural hijack of geometric abstraction s serious agenda On the first and second floor Giulia Ricci s Order Disruption series evokes the kaleidoscopic illusion you associate with repetitive shape abstraction The pen and ink drawings of tiny shapes recall the intensive labour and material output of the artist whilst perception of their whole form is constantly predetermined by the viewers position in the room Trusted Chamber by David Leapman offers a similar kind of visual intensity but in the case of Leapman it is in the constant search for the object The rigidity of recognisable patterns is lost in glitter you encounter a snakeskin a house a volcano a toothpaste tube and then nothing Presenting the various painted block canvases throughout the gallery space keeps the viewer in a constant state of suspended perception searching for two dimensional movement which is actually caged in the second floor room by Patrick Morrissey s Four States a trippy rolling loop undulation video of red orange blue and black lines and shapes The exhibition s crux work is Syd Barrett and the Bauhaus a parallel intervention selected by Model The piece is a manic video montage comprised of sporadic interruptions of music and image It is a compilation of early noughties student work capitalizing on the new age of digital editing technology An intriguing short of a sinister pack of post it like coloured material which appears to have taken on a life of its own by quietly permeating mundane human existence is skillfully placed in the exhibition The post it notes square shapes of various colours appear against backdrop noise of horror music revelation Their existence as mere forms of colour and shape are given artificial intelligence and an amusing false gravitas which cuts through the solemnity of the more formalist work

    Original URL path: http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-crossing-lines-model-leeds/ (2016-02-15)
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