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  • Lauren Velvick | Corridor8 — | Page 7
    Site Gallery Sheffield Review Wolfgang Weileder Atlas Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Sunderland Review Diagrams The Holden Gallery Manchester Interview Pil and Galia Kollectiv Review S1 Introduces S1 Artspace Sheffield Review Sara Barker Ryder Architecture The Subtle Knife BALTIC Gateshead Review Wu Tang Killa Beez Produced by Josh Whitaker Blip Blip Blip Leeds Review Art Turning Left How Values Changed Making 1789 2013 Tate Liverpool Liverpool Newer events Older events

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  • Monica Biagioli: Speak Through, Untitled Gallery, Manchester | Corridor8 —
    free standing sculpture The sprawling installation of a PVC pipe sculpture Before Charge 2012 recalls the mid twentieth century sculptures of Anthony Caro and Eduardo Paolozzi Painted white with a thin green veneer the structure unveils what is usually hidden out of sight Through this exposure Before Charge references a tenet of New Brutalist architecture which was characterised by the exposure of functional elements such as pipes and air ducts Hidden speakers inside the pipes ends emanate spoken word one side recounting the legend of Alderley in Cheshire and the other apparently giving a recitation of Jungian archetypes The accompanying four works are mounted words written in cursive and composed of lead Using templates carved by hand Biagioli poured molten lead into the moulds to create text which she then mounted and framed At once light hearted and serious the text works imply the lead of a pencil which has been expanded onto a surface The work Prostitute Magician Veiled Child Her Visibility Collapsed 2012 suggests concrete poetry with its emphasis on the visual rather than the textual and its invitation of multiple readings Using Carl Jung s theory of the collective unconscious as a point of reference Biagioli selected

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  • Our favourite three films from the North East film screening… | Corridor8 —
    The final title sequence concludes the story stating that the professor never returned to University and the tapes remain the only evidence of his final research trip In discussion with Houghton it transpired that the tapes were actually found by himself and Matthew and the narrative constructed from their initial viewing of the footage watching hours and hours of exotic wildlife to finally see the filmmaker step into shot The film is beautifully crafted but the knowledge that the back story is a fiction opens up a new interpretation of the entire video The ARKA group was founded by Ben Jeans Houghton and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau with the premise of creating a collective of multi disciplinary individuals working toward a collaborative research practice discovering and disseminating information through new visual synergies Their latest film The Ocelli can be seen at Spaceinbetween Gallery London 03 03 07 04 12 http www benjeanshoughton co uk http www dekersaint co uk Kate Liston Practice Maintaining 2011 6 28 minutes Kate Liston s short film is a fast paced textual narrative that guides the viewer through observations of Stephenson s Works the locomotive factory of Rocket inventors George and Robert Stephenson Liston s film focuses on the little known fact that George Stephenson was also the inventor of the cucumber straightener using a combination of stills and moving images the imagery seeks out reoccurring parallel lines in the Stepehnson s Works the train tracks double yellow lines outside the works the thick walls of the glass straightener The disjointed pace as well as the relationship between the string of visuals forces the viewer to read the narrative in a different way one that challenges a normative structure Contrasting masculine and feminine forms Liston playfully juxtaposes a rigid scientific objectivity with her own subjectivity

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  • Northern Art Prize | Corridor8 —
    external world through stills of quotidien urban life Since the prize was given to an artist who rethinks the ordinary perhaps this indicates the North s regional taste for the familar Or perhaps if we may consider the North of England as a burgeoning centre for contemporary British art the appeal of Fitzmaurice to the panel of judges is that his work recalls a legacy of early to mid twentieth century idiosyncratically British art Northern Art Prize 2011 Leo Fitzmaurice Photo David Lindsay Namely coming to mind is the work of the British Surrealists of the 1930s whose works emphasised landscapes and the Independent Group of the 1950s who reenvisioned the influx of a new postwar media landscape For example Independent Group photographer Nigel Henderson captured ordinary urban scenes of Bethnal Green in a postwar East London Further to a reworking of the everyday Fitzmaurice s selected works from the Leeds Art Gallery s collection focus on landscape which too was a predominant preoccupation for the British strand of Surrealism The Way Things Appear Leo Fitzmaurice The most simultaneously retrospective and contemporary aspect however of Fitzmaurice s exhibition was his digital slide presentation The Way Things Appear This series of

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  • A Silence That Never Was | Corridor8 —
    an article on Sheffield the city he s worked in for the past 25 years to the March edition of Corridor8 A Silence That Never Was is an exhibition of three work in progress installations from the last three years including a new work The Catechism of the Goddamned Saints is a multiple piece mixed media installation of lyrical evocations Photographs watercolours drawings and poetic fragments portray the sites of

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  • Shadowing Dark Matters | Corridor8 —
    of the frame hang three works by Idris Khan Layers of translucent text are superimposed upon one another to create a ghost like image Words are rendered unreadable by the action of repeated overlaying acquiring a new density the sum of the many pages In the natural diptych form assumed by the image of an enlarged open book a skeletal design begins to emerge one not unlike an x ray of human lungs in this virtual light box lines of text become a rib cage the gutter a spine and mortal shadows make their presence felt Idris Khan Thus Spake Zarathustra after Friedrich Nietzche 2007 There is something of the scientific in this exhibition an attempt to explore rather than define the notion of shadow Technology is employed in both cutting edge applications and also in the Heath Robinson variant where technologies that recall the early days of cinematic shadow play are recalled Accompanying the exhibition is a screening of Night of the Hunter the marvelous and only film directed by Charles Laughton the actor who provided us with the most memorable portrait of Rembrandt In the movie film noir segues seamlessly into surrealism we see the world through the eyes of two frightened and lost children most memorably in a fantastical and dreamlike sequence where in an attempt to escape their tormentor the two infants take flight on a moonlit river journey watched over by the fauna and animals of the riverbank that are shown in huge silhouetted close up The film a macabre fairy tale is recalled in the installation by Brass Art a collective of three artists In a darkened room a circular table is adorned with transparent animal figurines and precise miniature replications of the artists all swathed in wisps of cellophane A lamp orbits the table in a menacing ark throwing shadows around the room as it illuminates the dreamy diorama Gliding across the walls shadows become animated as they accelerate and decelerate The shadows move at different speeds converging and shimmying between one another as if on a ghostly carousel bringing a sense of three dimensionality and form to an aura of corrupted innocence A sense of foreboding pervades Detail from Brass Art Still Life No 1 By contrast Kiss a video work by Luke Dubois is a moment of time stretched euphoria and romance Fifty of cinema s most iconic embraces are plundered and submitted to a set of complex digital rendering techniques The celluloid images are transposed and re mapped among points of light that die like stars in a moment forming constellations that last but for a second only to explode and release their energy projecting a tableau of memory into the depths of space We could see it as a requiem for film as it teeters on the edge of obsolescence as it succumbs to a ritual cremation by digital transference The accompanying audio serves as an eternal coda a frozen aural moment that equivocates between lamentation and celebration the

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  • Issue 3, Quick Slow – launches December 2011 | Corridor8 —
    moment Using the insights of long time observers and preserving snapshots of practice in the process of radical change Corridor 8 will traverse the North in a quick slow dance zooming from long shot to close up Free stuff Part 1 comes with a free print from Northern Art Prize nominee James Hugonin and a poster from poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw Articles Matthew Hearn on Newcastle Mark Doyle Rebecca

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  • The Manchester Contemporary 2011 – A Retrospective | Corridor8 —
    to painting and drawing and the strength and depth of younger artists working across the country Some of the local artists represented are clearly leading the development of the fair s reputation Iain Andrews painting is vibrant and strong almost in your face with its thick layered paint Samantha Donnelly s sculptures are subtly powering a commitment to ideas and Rachel Goodyear s work is witty and confrontational Bristol s WORKS PROJECTS works with an impressive group of artists including the highly sought after Richard Wilson and Richard Woods but work by David Mackintosh also based in Manchester and Edwina Ashton was especially exciting Mackintosh has an attractive fundamental simplicity in his drawing working with bold colour and line Edwina Ashton s sculptures were it turned out just the tip of her work s unsettling iceberg She makes performances and films that play with humour and the unexpected in satisfyingly surreal tributes to the extraordinary in the ordinary A new addition to the fair in 2011 is The Print Room Here visitors could view and purchase a wide range of limited edition prints Works for sale by artists from The Manchester Contemporary exhibitors were complemented by prints from a selection of other invited organisations In addition a series of information and project spaces included presentations from artist led spaces artists agencies and partners of The Manchester Contemporary There is no doubt there is considerable ambition at the heart of the three day event but perhaps it needs to pull itself further from the orbit of the Buy Art Fair which is not presenting critically engaged artists and appealing to a much broader market place It has significant partnership activity with the Contemporary Art Society and The Manchester Contemporary VIP programme was aimed at developing even stronger links to contemporary art

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