Belconnen Art Centre
16 January to 24 February 2014
In collaboration with Louise Curham
Exhibition opened by Martyn Jolly
Stills Fragments Landscapes is a collaborative installation screen work by Jo Law and Louise Curham. A panoramic landscape is segmented into 5 frames captured on super-8 film. The division of the open view was carefully calculated to retain the continuity of the original landscape, and each recording was made on a locked tripod. The stillness of the camera and the landscape was disrupted first by the ‘hand’ development process of the film where the chemical reaction with the photographic emulsion on the celluloid created tonal and colour variations. The process of transferring from analogue film to digital video brought further movement into the still landscapes as each frame jumped slightly as the length of film ran through the projector’s gate. Hand-drawn animation of kites and embroidered lines (of a Vilhelm Hammershoi landscape painting) are composited over digital video, introducing elusive moving fragments into the landscape.
Super-8 film, Hand-drawn animation, Embroidery, Composited digital video, Box frames, Painted strip. Dimension variable.