Over the last 40 years James Turrell has created extraordinary works that allow the viewer to apprehend perception. Through the probing of these works, aspects of “seeing” are revealed, from the physiological to the sublime. The subject and material for these works are light, space and time.
After chasing 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko over a cumulative distance of 6.4 billion km over 10 years, Philae, with help from Rosetta, finally caresses the big Stone. One giant historic step!!
Edia, by Willy Le Maitre, is a screen based presentation depicting a cosmology of digital space. Here space is neither interior or exterior, but infinite and creative, a metaphysics of interior human space as an exploded view of the self. A self no longer confined to an individualist notion
Shot in August 1965, ‘Outer and Inner Space’ is Andy Warhol’s first double-screen film and an important transitional work, since the double-screen format was very important in his later cinema. First exhibited by Warhol at the Filmmakers Cinematheque in New York City in January 1966, it was screened on only a few other occasions in the 1960s. Outer and Inner Space had not been seen in over 30 years until it was restored by The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1998 and premiered as an installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art in October 1998.
Created for 5 dancers, Vessel investigates the concept of ‘inner space’ that inspires Out Innerspace Dance Theatre artistic directors Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond.
Political film culture in Britain and elsewhere has expanded dramatically in recent years as access to digital technologies have meshed with socio-political, economic and environmental contexts marked by crisis and discontent. Co-founder of the Bristol Radical Film Festival in 2011 and the Radical Film Network in 2013, Steve Presence discusses the relationship between film, politics and the avant-garde.
The V&A’s ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition focused on the period from the late 1970s to the present day, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. On display were arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change. Award-winning ecopoet, Helen Moore, reviews the exhibition.
The two theatre companies I’ve dialogued with for this piece generally work outdoors, occupying non-theatre spaces that can sometimes bring people into unexpected contact with their work. Being outside brings connection with the elements too, as audience members standing at The Globe Theatre will know. But it also encourages theatre that engages with nature, the […]
“Take out the dams / stand up to oil / protect the plants and renew the soil / who’s gonna stand up and save the Earth?…..End fracking now / let’s save the water / and build a life for our sons and daughters / This all starts with you and me”.
These are the lyrics to Neil Young’s powerful environmentalist song ‘Whose Gonna Stand Up?’. Listen to it here.
Innovate Heritage: Conversations between Arts and Heritage, was an international and inter/transdisciplinary conference composed of lectures, panel discussions, seminars, visual arts, performances and films, which took place on June 6-8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. It provided a platform that united artists, scholars, and heritage and arts professionals in exploring relationships, promoting creative approaches to theoretical and […]