For our third talk about the work we settled cosily into underground with mince pies and mulled wine. Phantasmagoria and urban nebula featured in Lucinda’s photographs and films lending a 19th preoccupation with optical illusions produced light sources to the digital world. Sarah K’s crisp and carefully folded photo-constructions based on Parisian tower blocks were striking. Viewed at eye level they encouraged the viewer to consider the nature of regimented architecture in relation to the chaotic nature of their inhabitants.
Sarah’s TV installation of family memorabilia combined with semi-fictional passages of conversation formed an effective memento mori, linking her family history to her fictional creation Mother of Grace. In preparation for a forthcoming short residency at Fabrica Sharon has been toying with rough structural forms animated by short pixilated video clips, looking for ways of using light and moving image to make an impact on a huge space already rich with history. Yumino brought in a simple red LED light and talked about making a site-specific performance piece which linked a Japanese flower which can be seen from the moon with an exploration of East-West latitudinal orientation via a line of lit devices.
Thanks to everyone who came along to share their work and look forward to seeing how things progress next time !