Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Anne Colvin, The Consequence Screenings.


The Consequence
Curated by Alex Hetherington and Janie Nicoll

ALEXIA De Ville De Goyet, ANDERS Weberg, ANN Vance, ANNE Colvin, ANTONIO Contador, BALDVIN Ringsted, BEN Fallon, CAROLYN KANE, DANA Cooley, HAKEEM B., ISABELLE Prim, JOHANNA Reich, JONATHAN Franco, KATHLEEN Herbert, LAURE For├ęt, LUCY Keany, MATHIEU Rouget, MELISSA Day, NATHALIE De Briey, PENELOPE Reichley, PETER S. Amantea, POPUP FILMS, STEPHEN Palmer.


LowSalt Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 19-21 October 2007
265 Renfrew Street, Glasgow
12-5pm, opening Friday 19 October 7-9pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland, 16 November 2007
25 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh
Event, 16 November 6-10pm


The Consequence features a cast of emerging and established international visual artists curated by Alex Hetherington and Janie Nicoll in association with LowSalt Gallery, Glasgow and the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. These video screening events represent the third project in a series which has included an installation The Consequence devised by Hetherington and Nicoll at Intermedia in May 2007 and House/Lights a performance by Alex Hetherington at ESW in July. The themes of these works include the interrogation of gender and its repetitious repertoire; performance and technology; multiplication of and cross-referencing pre-existing material; the constructions of meaning and the nature of image with allusions to social outcasts, social constructs and scenarios whereupon image (cinema, art, theatre) and social phenomenon interchange. In turn The Consequence sets up a scenario where Hetherington and Nicoll scrutinize through these themes the work of the artists on show in relationship to their own practice.

Following on from a call out seeking video works that mirror these central themes, Hetherington and Nicoll have devised two distinct events that correspond to the spaces these videos will be presented at. LowSalt Gallery will present a selection of raw, disturbing, disconcerting, experimental works that connect the material of the body to modes of technological manipulation, recognizable cultural images to notions of instability and demise, cinema and found film footage to experiences of violent disruption. ESW will re-present this screening in friction and tension with more reflective, durational and performance-based pieces of film and video in a night time event, which will also feature site-specific work and responses from artists who work regularly at the Sculpture Workshop. Linking these works will be an “interlude” devised by the Belgian born Glasgow-based artist Nathalie de Briey.

Essays by Alex Hetherington and Michelle Kasprzak, Director New Media Scotland accompany the events.

For further information please contact Alex Hetherington at Alexander.hetherington@virgin.net or Janie Nicoll at janienicoll@yahoo.co.uk

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