NEW WORK 2018:
At the moment in mid February 2018, these are my projections for my workload in 2018, but I have far too many ideas to describe them all here. Keep an eye on the press and social media for exhibitions - and a continuous online presence at Sedition
Supercluster!: The Laniakean Paradigm - large scale installation comprising of ten channels of projected work on the subject of consciousness and our local interstellar environment to focus in on 'the human condition'. This is a cloud sculpture for cathdrals, a ten screen hang accompained by 20 channels of sound for galleries and a small version for smaller galleries - plus a projection mapped display across a large white building (and I'd love to work with the Eye Museum in Amsterdam on this). And yes - I'm allowing myself variations on a theme with the exhibition element of this.
I created Blink in 2005 which now has 20 artists having made work. This is an artists chain letter, connected by 'the gaze of th artist'. I began by making 'One Second to Midnight and robert Cahen a friend responded with 'Blind Song' today there are twenty artists. All proceeds of the eventual sale will go to a children's refuge in Lima Peru. I am working on the 'end piece' entitled 'The Age of Quantum Entanglement'. However, this is a captsone rather than a completion to the project as more artists are making work for Blink and I have asked to all participants to joing in on a new innovation: th curation of routes through the pieces (the original is the simple chronolgy of the work). I will shortly bring curators to join this brief.
I am in the process of creating a large scale collaborative artwork to be completed in 2019 entitled 'Requiem for the Digital Age: The 5 Giants.' This will be prepared during 2018 for premier during the 2019 Somerset Media Arts Festival
I am working on a VR version of In Other People's Skins for exhibition at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York for 2019
I am producing Charlotte Humpston's 'Sacrifice and Transformation' to be exhibited in both Bristol Cathedral and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in 2019. This is a great piece of work.
Golden Bough, a new single screen work
Self Portrait in the Quantum Age, a new single screen work
Work completed in 2017
i) Drawing: via Portraits of New York
ii) Inscription: via Drawings and Inscriptions
iii) Abstraction: via The consciousness of the Least of all the Species
iv) Intersectionality: via The Consciousness of Trees)
i) The Consciousness of the Least of all the Species
ii) The Consciousness of Trees
iii) The Consciousness of all the Elements
Work held in Collections
My 1st 4 portrait works were:
I've also created: Portraits of the Flat Iron, New York; Portraits of the Arrow Tower, Beijin, Portraits of Shoreditch, London
I also developed further questions around portraiture in relation to the issue of photo-realistic representation and depiction by creating 3 new plasma works:
A Moving Portrait of the Poet Elisabeth Beech, A Moving Portrait of the Artist, Charlotte Humpston, A Moving Portrait of the Window Cleaner, Alfred Glasspole (This is actually an excerpt from a high definition movie and not a photograph).
The intention in the first four works was to continue to explore the nuances of contemporary portraiture – these projects differ from the first series by having a wider subject matter. The later three pieces reflect an enquiry into the still-yet-moving-image, by questioning the nature of the gaze of both the subject and the viewer through variations of scale of presentation as well as variations of resolution. (I.e. the steady 10 minute life-sized head-and-shoulder gaze from and towards the poet Elisabeth Beech, Window Cleaner Alfred Glasspole and Artist Charlotte Humpston), is to be displayed on a 42 inch plasma display. Also I displaid a photograph taken from a single frame from the image sequence at the same size, side-by-side with the plasma. At the same the image was displayed on a 20 x 10 foot screen (the cinematic display of a documentary subject), side-by-side with an 8 inch digital photo-display with video capacity. My intention was to promote deeper audience scrutiny and reflection on the form via the juxtaposition of variations of scale of display, resolution and movement.
I am created 8 other works which focused on the issue of landscape and the elemental and its representation:
James loves Sarahof thThe Elemental Waveof thThe Unfailing Landscapeof thCathedral Stepsof thGlastonbury Torof thSmoke Pieceof thIn Re Richard Longof thChrists Crucifixion over Bristol
These elemental landscape works relate to my concerns around place and the reality of place when depicted on screen. I am constructing works that invite the audience to reflect on the nature of the elemental via its mediation on a 20 x 10 foot screen (in its nature non-elemental), to question the act of the representation of the ‘real’ and its relationship to issues of how its resolution affects how it is received.
I also recently completed a large scale single screen work which is complemented by also having a series of prints made from the images. This work was shot in Norway and is titled: Until I'm Gone. I displayed the related prints on aluminium at a show in the Salisbury Arts Centre in September 2010 and the P3 Gallery in December 2010. Prints from Bergen
High Definition (blog)00AHRC Creative Fellowship in High Definition Imaging00In Other People's Skins
The Verbatim History of High Definition Aesthetics and Technologies 0 AHRC Creative Fellowship in High Definition Imaging
Forthcoming Projects 00The Making of In Other People's Skins 0 Audience Comments on the installation
Work: 1976 - presentooBLINK
The Making of In Other People's Skins 0Visitor Comments0Last Show: New work at the Phoenix arts project0Bristol University Fellowship webpage
Latest Tour: Winchester, Worcester, Gloucester, Bristol, Wells, Southwark Cathedrals & Bath Abbey
Latest Retrospective: Strasbourg, Spring 2010,
Latest showing of the Dinner Party, Glastonbury Festival 2009
My work has been purchased by the Arnolfini Bristol and the Museum of Modern Art Berlin.
Complete collections of my artwork are available at 0The British Artists Film and Video Study Collection (London)
The Lux Centre, London00AICE InVideo (Milan) 00The Rewind Study Collection (Dundee)
The Film and Video Artists' Study Collection, (UCLAN) 00Video Les Beaux Jours (Strasbourg)