1. S.OIL, 2012


    from Maria Michails / Added

    171 Plays / / 2 Comments

    S.OIL is a human-powered installation that examines the history of industrialization and energy use in relation to farming, biofuels and topsoil erosion. Mechanical and electronic systems are combined with living plants (experimental perennial food crops) and digital video. Using bicycle parts as the main chain-drive in the mechanism, the project entrusts visitors with operating a railway handcar to water the plants and power the videos for viewing. Borrowing simultaneously from the Earth's living systems and industrial processes, the installation creates a space that is part laboratory and part farm.

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    • Retort (turning circles), 2011


      from Charlie Murphy / Added

      Celebrating the incredible skills of a master of scientific glassblowing, Raymond Tribe, ‘retort’ presents a mesmerising insight into the processes of scientific glass-making at Chemglass Manufacturers Ltd in London. Chemglass provide bespoke glass products to the medical, scientific, nuclear and pharmaceutical industries as well as creating ‘one- off’ products and artworks for fine artists and designers. Raymond Tribe has been working with scientific glass for over forty years and is one of the last remaining skilled scientific glass blowers in the UK. Chronicling Raymond’s delicate mastery of the timing, precision and his very sensual relationship with this amazingly maleable material play out through a continuous chain of actions , rhythms and processes. The film offers a powerful insight into some of the physical and psychological dimensions of glass working and celebrates the delicious viscosity of this amazingly versatile material. Composer and Jorge Queijo and musician Maria Monica have created an evocative soundtrack that integrates dialogue and percussive sounds from the workshop with electronic and orchestral interpretations of this dynamic industrial process. This new HD video was commissioned and recently presented as part of 'The Anatomy of Desire & Other Experiments' installation at The Wellcome Collection, London. Short Biography of Director Charlie Murphy’s portfolio includes dramatic visual art installations using video, glass, light, photography and live performance. She has presented many different kinds of live participatory events involving kissing, dentistry, cart-wheeling, country dancing, pantomime ponies, aerial dance and gymnastics / dance displays for festival, gallery and public contexts. Since graduating in Fine Art (Photography) from the Royal College of Art (London) in 1999 she has exhibited extensively at national and international art festivals, public institutions and galleries. Presentations include Artsway’s ‘New Forest Pavilion’ at the Venice Biennale 2005, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006, Artist Collectables at Tate Modern 2007, the Big Dance Festival 2008 , ’On the Waterfront’ festival in Liverpool 2010 and the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston 2012 as well as many film and performance festivals internationally. Her major mixed media project ‘The Anatomy of Desire’ was recently presented at the Wellcome Collection, (London) and a new ‘Kingston Big Wheel’ live performance and video project has been commissioned by the Stanley Picker Gallery for their ‘No Competition’ off site programme. (for more information on her exhibiting history, please see charliemurphy.co.uk or email charliemurphy99@hotmail.com)

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      • Press Mashup / Revival


        from Lari R. Gibbons / Added

        115 Plays / / 0 Comments

        Installation process at the Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas "Second Edition," Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas August 5 – September 30, 2011 Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 6 – 8 PM

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        • “Passengers” Installation


          from Lari R. Gibbons / Added

          275 Plays / / 0 Comments

          The installation (3 days), opening reception, and tear-down (3 hours) in 90 seconds Solo Show, “Passengers” Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas August 5 – 29, 2010 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 5, 6 – 8 PM http://www.bluestarart.org/exhibits/view/56 http://www.bluestarart.org

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