On 13 February 2013, exhibiting artist Rosa Barba discussed her new exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Subject to Constant Change, and film installation Subconscious Society. shot in Kent and Manchester, at a live talk with Lynne Cooke, Andrew Mellon Professor at the National Gallery of Art Washington. Barba playfully explores cinema’s material elements: the physical characteristics of film (light, projector, celluloid filmstrip, screen, and sound apparatus) and the structure of cinematic narrative. In this conversation, Barba revealed her creative approach to the medium of film. She reflected upon the experience of working in East Kent, exploring how Turner Contemporary’s location in Margate impacted on the way in which she approached the exhibition. Barba’s work is presented alongside a number of perspective studies by JMW Turner, which she chose to accompany her work. She also discusses this unique connection to the painter.
The results of the one day 'Sixth Form Masterclass' workshop at Tuner Contemporary on Friday 1st March 2013 between myself, Matt Rowe and local sixth formers.
The sculptures were made in response to Carl Andre's exhibition, whilst the hand drawn and 16mm film loop projections were initiated in dialogue to Rosa Barba's 'Subject to Contant Change' installations - both on show at Tuner Contemporay in Margate until 6th May 2013.
In February 2013 Turner Contemporary held an event, led by Practical Philosopher Ayisha de Lanerolle, for artists and scientists to discuss Carl Andre's* declaration: 'The periodic table of elements is for me what the colour spectrum is for a painter. . . Copper is more profoundly different from aluminium than green is from red'. Multi-award winning animation studio Cognitive Media have created a short animated film 'Copper, Aluminium, Green and Red' representing the ideas that emerged from this discussion.