First Movement with the Archbishop of Canterbury
Flyer image for second movement
Residency from the understairs cupboard from 12:34:567 8.9.10 – the longest day 2011
‘…I free myself for today and forever from human immobility. I’m in constant movement. I approach and pull away from objects. I creep under them. I move alongside a running horse’s mouth. I fall and rise with the falling and rising bodies. This is I, the machine, maneuvering in the chaotic movements, recording one movement after another in the most complex combinations. Freed from the boundaries of time and space, I co-ordinate any and all points of the universe, wherever I want them to be. My way leads towards the creation of a fresh perception of the world. Thus I explain in a new way the world unknown to you. ‘
From a Dziga Vertov manifesto of 1923
This Art House Foundation commission responds to the physical dislocation and eerie-ness of the building and draws on the visual language of early cinema and popular Horror fiction.
The residency has seen the artists embark on a steady process of colonization: a series of three sculptural events.
First Movement – 18.09.10 – 30.10.10
A pulsing green glow fills the understairs cupboard.
Second Movement – Halloween (when the clocks go back) 2010 til the clocks go forward 2011
Visible from outside the lurid green spreads throughout the building making the whole house glow and seemingly breathe 24 hours a day.
Third movement – When the clocks go forward til the longest day 2011
Digital footage of the second movement is transferred onto 16 mm film and projected back into the understairs cupboard.
Supported by Blip