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Anima Mund: Rituals Un Tempo Una Volta: Once Upon a Time in Venice exhibits from 12th April to 26th April exhibits at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118, 30121 Venice Italy

Anima Mund: Consciousness Hearts of Oak exhibits from 10th May to 24th May exhibits at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118, 30121 Venice Italy

Anima Mund: Visions A Sad & Divine Comedy (including Barrier Reef: Study in Coral and Turquoise & Blue Revelation: The Cave of Forgotten Dreams) exhibits from 10th May to 7th June to June 21st at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118, 30121 Venice Italy

 

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History 1976 - 2010

Various International Exhibitions online throughout 2020 and 2021
    Sales at makersplace   Recent Article on Sedition "We are the Borg" December 2020 RWA Bristol November 2019 Juror and Curator Istanbul International Film Festiva
   

Having just watched Metamir and Parachonon, a friend of mine said: "These works are profound, Terry; deep and subtle. You've made flatness into a higher dimension with the tilted frames. Delicate, fractal colors live there.

Van McElwee, Artist

 

Just watched Cloud Sculptures - it’s glorious. Love the sound track. At first I was slightly disconcerted by the hard edges, gradually mitigated by the gentleness of the overlapping entries and then finally totally justified by the sparkling central sculpture. A marvellous piece. Ingrid Sinclair, Producer

   

"The simple things are often the best things! it all works, the framing and the tempo. I have found out that I am allergic to almost everything from commercial cinema these days.Too much useless information. I have been watching old Bergman films. I understand Swedish now, which makes them better. And the simple poetry of a video like this is pretty much what I want from the moving image" Jeremy Welsh, Artist

  "Terry Flaxton has been an empassioned, indefatigable presence in British Independent Video for some time, during which he has assembled an impressive body of work encompassing powerful, ploemical documentary and highly personal poetic video art. What unites these separate strands is a strongly held belief in the medium's ability to change our image of the world - or at least that restricted view of it obtained through the screen. On Flaxton's eyes, a faith in video's transforming potential burns undimminished. More to the point, in Flaxton's hands, the mediums radical promise goes some way to being fulfilled"
    Under Every Sea a Desert (auctioned on makersplace July 2020 all editions sold) int Under Every Sea a Desert (auctioned on makersplace July 2020 all editions sold)
   

 

Landscape of the Heart - On Sedition

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    Paradigm:Enigma - to be released shortly int Paradigm:Enigma - to be released shortly
    Ecclesia ll (for Bridget Riley) - to be released shortly int Ecclesia ll (for Bridget Riley) - to be released shortly
    Istanbul November 2019 int Gravity Waves - to be released shortly
    Exhibition Autumn 2019 (Sept to Dec) Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK int Radiant Sound, Radiant Light, from the series Without Meaning
   

Exhibition July to October 2019 Bishops Palace Wells, UK

(Previously Cathedral of St John the Divine New York 2017)

int The Intersection of Dreams, (Part One of the trilogy: The Intersection of Dreams) Part 2: The Resurection of Dreams, Part 3: The Reinvention of Dreams - Intersection is comprised of variations of 3 screens, 3 media units Recently exhibited in the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Audience so far 1.2 million
   

Cathedral of St John the Divine New York 2016 Previously Cathedral of St John the Divine New York 2014 and Milan, Vasteras Sweden, X'ian China, 8 Cathedrals in the UK etc

 

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In Other People's Skins

Overhead Projector and sound system, life sized table for 12 guests, tablecloth, 12 seats, 12 plates, audience so far around 1 million

Exhibited at various locations internationally to .75 million people, China, America, Europe)

   

Next Exhibition January through April 2019 Toronto, Canada

Available on Sedition

car Carnival of Light

Installation in two configurations for gallery and collectors, (32 x 16 foot screen, HD Projector Media Player, Audio system or 60 inch screen, media player)

Exhibited at various locations

   

Collection of Harriss Museum Preston, RWA 2013 Available on Sedition

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In Re Ansel Adams

1 screen, 1 media unit

In the collection of the Harris Museum, Preston

    Available on Sedition

Still yet moving image life-sized portrait projects

(Left) 2 x 60 foot displays, 6 HD projectors at 5k lumens, 6 media players, Audio System

Exhibited at Ambika P3 Gallery, London

    Available on Sedition

WORLD (Portrait project) for gallery and collectors, (32 x 16 foot screen, HD Projector Media Player, Audio system or 60 inch screen, media player), Beijing, New York, Venice, London, Bristo, Somerset - Exhibited at various locations

   

RWA Bristol, 2015

New York Winter Diptych

2 screens, 2 media units

Exhibited at Royal West of England Academy

   

RWA Bristol, 2016

ReImagining Venice

3 screens, 3 media units

Exhibited at various locations

   

Last Exhibition RWA Bristol, 2014

Un Tempo Una Volta

1 x 20 foot screen hung at 45 degrees above audience, HD 5k projector, rigging to hang

Exhibited at various locations

   

Last Exhibition Atkinsin Gallery Somerset, 2017 Available on Sedition

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Landscape Triptych

Installation, 3 screens, 3 media units or individual screens for collectors

Exhibited at various locations

      AVAILABLE ONLINE AT SEDITION
   

Available on Sedition

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In Re Ansel Adams

single screen artwork 4k - Online Release

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Re:Imagining New York

single screen artwork 4k - Online Release

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WaterFell - with Emily Burridge

single screen artwork 4k - Online Release

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Without Meaning - A series of 4 short pieces investigating abstraction of pictorial imagery single screen artwork 4k - Online Release

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Processional

2 live performances broadcast 1st from the USA then from the UK 2022

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Procession: On Meaning, Myth, Media and Technology 16k

96 foot High x 54 foot wide screen with processional perfomers overlaid

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The Dinner Party

10 Overhead Projectors and sound system, 60 foot by 20 foot table for 60 guests, tablecloth, 60 seats, 60 platesExhibited at various locations internationally to .75 million people, China, America, Europe)

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Supercluster! (The Laniakean Paradigm)

7 screens (from 32 foot down to 32 inches), 7 mixed projectors and screens, 10 media players, Audio System

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A Digital Requiem - Performance, installation & single screen works - 32 foot screen with 7 pieces performed live by composers, 4k Projector, media player, audio system - also 7 x 4k screens, 7 media players, headphones - Online Release

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Poliptych (After Van Eyck)

4k Projector 32 foot x 18 foot screen, media player audio system

     

Elephantine

4k Projector 64 foot x 42 foot screen, media player audio system

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Architrave (After Palladio)

Installation, 60 inch screen, media player)

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The Sum of Hands

9 tables with 13 HD overhead projector, 13 media players, Audio Systems

     

ReImagining Venice (once more)

6 screens, 6 media units

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Mirror (after Cocteau)

Long form single screen artwork 4k

Cinema environment

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Shooting 'In Re Ansel Adams'

Available on Sedition

 

 

 

 

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"Terry Flaxton's shrewd and paradoxical installation "In Other People's Skins" contributes to the deconstruction of traditional video. The restless and versatile British filmmaker refuses usual interactivity, and displays, instead of a normal screen, a laid dinner table; then invites the viewer, through a very precise projection, to try to match the virtual guests' gestures. An unforeseeable and bewildering end follows." Techne Catalogue, Milan

"It was great to see your piece as it is supposed to be seen. Interactivity in the best sense: perhaps the only meaningful sense at this point in history." A fellow artist on seeing In Other People's Skins for the first time

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New Work Reviews of work Work chronology Presentation on Cine-montage In Other People's Skins
BLINK Un Tempo, Una Volta Water Table CINEMATOGRAPHY Work chronology
A short interview at the Milan InVideo Festival China Exhibition - China Video (Xi'an) Un Ritratti di Cannaregio (exhibition) A Ten minute Tour of the P3 Exhibition, 2010 Portraits of University of Bristol's Centenary
A Verbatim History of Digital Cinematography Click Here for link to sedition sales Click here for rental of work on Lux Comments from the tour of IOPS Prints from 'Until I'm Gone''
Below: a series of 20 foot x 9 foot life-sized Portraits Projects from Beijing to Venice, to New York to Bristol - eachof the250 subjects stood for 1 minute (as a reference to to early photographic exposure times)

Recent Exhibitions

2018, SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts-Ljubljana, screening of works 1976 - 2018

2018, Test Previews: "To Stand and Stare: A Somerset Landscape" Bristol Rixie, Glastonbury Red Brick, Street The Grange and also Axebridge Cinemas, 2017 Echo Park Film Centre, Los Angeles

2017 Royal West of England Bristol, Drawing, Inscription, Abstraction, Intersectionality (Comprised of Drawing: via Portraits of New York,

Inscription: via Drawings and Inscriptions, Abstraction: via The consciousness of the Least of all the Species, Intersectionality: via The Consciousness of Trees)

2017 Romeinse Katakomben Museum, Netherlands, July to September to October (Drawings and Inscriptions) - 2017 Romeinse Katakomben Museum, Netherlands, July to September March, Reflections on Water

Below: Reimaginng Venice. A triptych of around 180 images set within a 'Cinemontage'

Recent Exhibitions

2017 PLASTIK Festival, Dublin, Prisoners (1983) part of LUX show - 2016 December, CMIR:THREE, Bristol Portraits of Britol Youth - 2016 November, In Other People’s Skins, Presidential Palace, Florence

October  2016 - March 2017 The Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York, The Intersection of Dreams (In Re Salvador Dali - Triptych) -2016 Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, Westhay, Kings Canyon, Fuertaventura (Mosaic Triptychs)

2016, RWA Bristol Reimagining Venice (Mosaic Triptych)

Below, The intersection of Dreams (after Dali). This is the central panel of triptych recently exhibited for 2 six month periods in the Cathedral of St John The Divine in New York

 

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I'm beginning to rethink what moving image art might be as seperate from 'the grand gesture' which requires the structure of art as it is experienced in a commodified state via galleries and museums and though I've been making 'small gifts for friends' for some time, here's one to depict this kind of small gift.

On a recent walk: "We found a pool in a forest clearing (it was a freezing rainy day) everyone had walked on and just as I was about to shoot the rain creating ripples in the water, some dogs turned up and this is how it came out: the child calling, the dogs ignoring the cold water and their joy at playing free. And no, I didn't do anything to the dogs eyes and no there was no light on the camera to create the intense light in their eyes. It took some restraint to keep the frame centred in the hope the dogs would stay in frame which comes from the intuition/experience gained over the years.

 

 

Running from June 16 to July 06, 2022 within Anima Mundi Visions, A Primo Levi in tempi di guerra (For Primo Levi in Time of War) exhibits at both the Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118, 30121 Venice and at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice Italy June 16th through 6th July

Running from May 12 to June 03 2022, within Anima Mundi 'Consciousness' Arabesque exhibits at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118, 30121 Venice Italy and at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice Italy April through July

Running from April 29th to 18th June 2022 "Another Sun" exhibits within 'Meta Landscapes - Representations and Perceptions' at Valetta Contemporary, 15, 16, 17 East Street Valletta, VLT 1253, Malta. This is a gathering of the work of key moving image makers including Gary Hill (USA), Yeoul Son (Korea), Beryl Korot/Steve Reich (USA), Steina Vasulka (Iceland/USA), Madelon Hooykaas (NL), Nan Hoover (Germany/USA), Masayuki Kawai (Japan), Peter Campus (USA).

Thursday 15th April to 5th May "Carnival of Light" exhibits at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118, 30121 Venice Italy through 5th May 2022 and then also in parallel from 15th April through 5th May 2022 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Calle Larga San Marco 374, 30124 Venice

3rd March through to 25th March "Another Sun" exhibited at Grand Canal Palazzo Bembo, Riva del Carbon, 4793 – 4785, 30124 Venice, and then also from 4th March until 2th March at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Calle Larga San Marco 374, 30124 Venice: More information

Between 14th – 21st February 2022 Presence exhibited at Tehran International Electronic Music Festival - Presence is part of the collection of three works within Signs and Symbols of the Human Condition, and is intended to evoke the best and ultimate health of the psyche which at its purist recognises the immanence of the material universe and what Gnostics and mystics call the Sprit. Terry Flaxton collaborated with Tarogato virtuoso Esther Lamneck, and sound designer Alejandro Colavita who perturbed both the sound present at the time of recording and the sound generated in the interplay with Esther's instrument. Presence asks you to pay attention in the moment. 

 

 

 

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