Spike Island Open: Screening Area

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  3. Discovered in 2010 by Tom Lowe, the Mandelbox is a new formulaic equation governed by a repeated pattern. Deriving from the principles of a fractal system, the Mandelbox is an autonomous mapping of data, continuously transforming and generating a seemingly infinite and complex system.

    The project, MANDELBOX, also marks the beginning of an extensive conceptual inquiry that informs the progression of BRISTOL DIVING SCHOOL as a collaborative authorship. Realised as an exhibition at Nomadenetappe gallery Linz, Austria September 2011, MANDELBOX was the result of the studies and comparisons of numeric and patterned formula, juxtaposed with arcane ideologies of early innovative technological entertainment systems.

    Score by Kinlaw http://soundcloud.com/kinlaw

    Bristol Diving School is the name of a building where an artist collective was formed in 2009, Bristol (UK). The project operates both onsite and offsite, operating nationally and internationally. Collaboration informs the project as both method and subject. As such, all accreditation of work produced is made to Bristol Diving School; the project is the author, the artist.

    http://www.bristoldivingschool.net

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  4. Director: Ruaidhri Ryan
    Soundtrack: Becoming Real
    Editing: Ruaidhri Ryan & Jack Williams
    Thanks to: Toby Ridler, Jack Williams & Eliot Sargeantson

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  5. Katy Connor & Helena Gough
    A collage of x-ray images, medical ultrasound, analogue glitches, super8mm film and digital video: Afterglow reveals a corporeal topography, both unsettling and vertiginous.

    A collaboration between Katy Connor and sound artist Helena Gough, the work was prompted by repeated visits to the motorway interchange ‘Spaghetti Junction’ as a site of noise, overlap, surveillance and leakage. Researched and developed as part of the Interdisciplinary Support Programme at VIVID, 2007.

    http://www.katyconnor.com
    http://www.helenagough.net

    Screenings and gallery installations include VIVID, MRA Video Salon, Exeter Spacex and outdoor projections in Liverpool and Frankfurt.

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Spike Island Open: Screening Area

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As part of this year's Spike Island Open we have invited studio holders and members of Spike Associates to submit recent video works, reflecting the rich range of moving image work produced by the artistic community here.

The artists variously explore…


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As part of this year's Spike Island Open we have invited studio holders and members of Spike Associates to submit recent video works, reflecting the rich range of moving image work produced by the artistic community here.

The artists variously explore analogue film's relationship to sculpture, live performative actions to camera and the influence of other genres on Video Art, such as science fiction cinema, theatrical melodrama and the language of advertising. Many of these works also feature specially composed scores that create a tension between the images depicted and the directional role of audio.

In addition, we have asked artist Sean Edwards, who previously exhibited at Spike Island in 2011, to select his favourite pieces. The first four films, Beacon For John Cabot Tower (Semaphore Line) by Laura Phillips, Screen #3 (super 8) by Hannah James, Stage by Maia Conran, and Mandelbox Tribute by Bristol Diving School, are particularly recommended by Sean.

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