1. 'Salford Quays', from Bureau artist Daniel Fogarty's new 'Idents' series. Commissioned as part of the solo exhibition 'Idents' at Cornerhouse, Manchester (24th Aug to 9th Oct 2012).

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    'Idents' features entirely new works by artist Daniel Fogarty, that respond to, and are derived from, the interior design and aesthetic found in Manchester’s multiplexes. The works are therefore both ironically (through their shift away from mass market and overt commercialism), and fittingly, relocated to Cornerhouse – infiltrating the arthouse cinema, and the social areas of the bars and foyer.

    'Idents' consists of three related elements or series, each series linking to the previous one yet produced in a different medium, shifting from photographic posters, to clay tabletop sculptures, and then to short films. Fogarty has visited multiplexes across Manchester to compile a selection of images of the foyer carpets, which range in style from modern, with direct references to film (e.g. images of 35mm celluloid), to more non-representative, patterned, colourful imagery. These abstracted photographic images form the first part of the 'Idents' exhibition, displayed across the walls of the Cornerhouse bars and foyer.

    From these prints a set of clay sculptures have been created, mirroring design styles found in the carpets and transforming them to the three-dimensional, sitting awkwardly in scale between working models for a monument and the frantically made prototype for a trophy.

    The final element of the work is a set of short films of the clay sculptures from 360 degrees, sited as traditional ‘idents’ and shown before feature film screenings in the Cornerhouse cinema. These works explore Fogarty’s interest in the creation of an iconic image, alongside an interplay and merging of environments. Here the interior, physical environment of the cinema enters the cinematic space through viewing the works on screen.

    Fogarty is interested in the design aesthetic of the multiplex, and the moments of contemplation or boredom between film screenings, where such surroundings might come to the fore. The works in 'Idents' can be seen as a type of digestion and reconfiguration of images, brought together through Fogarty’s unique visual ‘styling’, incorporating aspects of design, reprographic systems and methods of production.

    Daniel Fogarty is represented by Bureau, Manchester. 'Idents' is a collaboration between Bureau and Cornerhouse. http://www.bureaugallery.com / http://www.danielfogarty.co.uk
    http://www.cornerhouse.org/art/art-exhibitions/daniel-fogarty-idents

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  2. 'Parrs Wood', from Bureau artist Daniel Fogarty's new 'Idents' series. Commissioned as part of the solo exhibition 'Idents' at Cornerhouse, Manchester (24th Aug to 9th Oct 2012).

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    'Idents' features entirely new works by artist Daniel Fogarty, that respond to, and are derived from, the interior design and aesthetic found in Manchester’s multiplexes. The works are therefore both ironically (through their shift away from mass market and overt commercialism), and fittingly, relocated to Cornerhouse – infiltrating the arthouse cinema, and the social areas of the bars and foyer.

    'Idents' consists of three related elements or series, each series linking to the previous one yet produced in a different medium, shifting from photographic posters, to clay tabletop sculptures, and then to short films. Fogarty has visited multiplexes across Manchester to compile a selection of images of the foyer carpets, which range in style from modern, with direct references to film (e.g. images of 35mm celluloid), to more non-representative, patterned, colourful imagery. These abstracted photographic images form the first part of the 'Idents' exhibition, displayed across the walls of the Cornerhouse bars and foyer.

    From these prints a set of clay sculptures have been created, mirroring design styles found in the carpets and transforming them to the three-dimensional, sitting awkwardly in scale between working models for a monument and the frantically made prototype for a trophy.

    The final element of the work is a set of short films of the clay sculptures from 360 degrees, sited as traditional ‘idents’ and shown before feature film screenings in the Cornerhouse cinema. These works explore Fogarty’s interest in the creation of an iconic image, alongside an interplay and merging of environments. Here the interior, physical environment of the cinema enters the cinematic space through viewing the works on screen.

    Fogarty is interested in the design aesthetic of the multiplex, and the moments of contemplation or boredom between film screenings, where such surroundings might come to the fore. The works in 'Idents' can be seen as a type of digestion and reconfiguration of images, brought together through Fogarty’s unique visual ‘styling’, incorporating aspects of design, reprographic systems and methods of production.

    Daniel Fogarty is represented by Bureau, Manchester. 'Idents' is a collaboration between Bureau and Cornerhouse. http://www.bureaugallery.com / http://www.danielfogarty.co.uk
    http://www.cornerhouse.org/art/art-exhibitions/daniel-fogarty-idents

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  3. Initiated as an online archive for user-donated content, Dave Griffiths’ ‘Babel Fiche’ has expanded into a short film that both incorporates and reassembles that crowd-sourced video material.

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  4. 2009, 7.40 mins, colour, stereo, UK

    An investigator decodes the Universe through fiery entrails of film, recounting a myth of primal origins, worldly corruption and ultimate fate. His shuffling archive of movie cue-dots hovers between stillness and motion, the result of observing and recording barely visible matter on the screen’s margins. Energy escapes these orbital fetishes, displaced from their usual microscopic scale to mix with scenery and bodies. Meanwhile their collector recounts a life of fruitless research.

    Seer’s Catalogue marks International Year of Astronomy 2009 by colliding pseudo-cosmology with materialist flicker. This ‘history’ of the cue-dot commemorates the mechanical flux of celluloid, and reflects on our urge to hoard and recombine media relics in intimate acts of collective memory.

    Written, directed & edited by Dave Griffiths. Sound design by Ben Gwilliam, voice by Philip Davenport. Assistant Animation by Andrea Hall.

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  5. Work in solo exhibition 2007

    Saturday Night Special: 16mm b&w film loops, 2 x modified Auto-Magic Picture Gun: A pair of 1940s American toy projectors teamed with ultra-bright LEDs and cue-dot stills. Gun-play ensues and still points of light dart and patrol across the gallery walls. Two forms of temporality co-exist – suspended time and dynamic spatial movement.

    Columbarium: 105 x 148mm colour microfiche & reader: a temporal and fluid examination of inert cinematic remains held in a single epic frame of celluloid. The microfiche has a 500-year lifespan, and contains numerous funereal plots. The compressed image is expanded through electric light, magnification and user movement in a direct juxtaposition of the filmic and photographic.

    Nataraja: 35mm loop, ‘Martin Lucas MiniCine’: The user cranks a hybrid Cinematographe, generating a divine, whirling jig of creation and destruction. Named after Shiva’s posture as Lord of the Dance, Nataraja combines cue-dot fragments and swaying heroes in a clattering, miniature animated scroll. Made from a 1950s British toy, and loaded with a hand-sprocketed loop.

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