Silver Concertina Black and White, Silent, 5mins, HDV, 2013, Artist Multiple, printed silver and black card, 685x90mm, 2012.
Silver Concertina documents a group of children playing with an artists multiple, designed by artist Anna Lucas as an encouragement for visual and sculptural exploration. The multiple is a black and silver concertina folded card with slots, punched holes and frames referring to cameras, film and lenses. Its potential use is open to interpretation and it has no textual explanation. The film captures the children’s interaction with the object in sculpture galleries at Tate Modern. Silver Concertina was commissioned by the Early Years and Families programme at Tate. Now running as a second edition, over 15,000 Silver Concertina’s have been distributed since 2012. In October 2013 both object and film were exhibited along with Disrupted Lecture Series – Live Collage, RGB Sunset strip and The Art Handlers, also by Anna Lucas in McAulay Gallery, Tate Modern, London. Anna Lucas has exhibited widely, with solo shows at FACT, Liverpool (2007), Adrift, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2004), Bud, Spike Island, Bristol and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne (2003). Screenings and group exhibitions include Tate Tanks at Tate Modern, Album, Five Years, Olsen Leeds, Latitude Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival (2012), Whitstable Biennale (2010), The Modern Edinburgh Film School (2013), A Certain Tendency In Representation, Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2005). She is currently working on Art School, an observation of the Fine Art teaching space in its current form, and is part of In site of conversation, a research group exploring art education at Tate. Anna Lucas’ work is distributed by LUX.
The Trade, 2012, Film and Documentation
Corey Hayman lives and works in Coventry, England. Hayman is drawn to working with authoritative materials that may not be in her immediate possession. Through the use of manipulation, which she attempts to do in many ways and at many different levels within her art work, she questions the very nature of how we experience. Primarily she focuses on objects and subject matter which hold an authoritative manner, then respond to these naturally to ask questions of what we really know of what we see. By doing this, her work manages to bring to light the very human element of what it is to understand.
Dorothy (2013), Medium: looped video, Duration: 64 minutes.
Inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s film L ‘Avventura (1960), where the lead actress disappears part way through the film never to be seen again Dan Auluk produces Dorothy (2013) which exaggerates this subtraction by removing Judy Garland from the entirety of his favourite childhood film The Wizard Of Oz (1939). When working with feature films, Auluk is interested in manipulating the formal qualities of the cinematic readymade to disrupt, dismantle and reconfigure narrative to reveal an alternative re-imagination or working of the original.
Auluk’s main art practice engages with video, photography, sound, text, performance and intervention. As a hybrid practice of being an artist-curator Auluk produces art exhibitions that function to dismantle the authorial demarcation, blurring the roles and activity for artist, curator and audience to explore notions of ownership, authorship and authenticity. Auluk is curious in manipulating the conceptual and formal qualities of pre-existing structures, formats and artwork in attempt to destabilise the original producing situations that are unfinished and in flux.
Haenyeo 2013 Single channel HD video, Duration: 10’50 min.
Conventionally, a moment means a very short period of time, no more than a few seconds. It would be the smallest unit in a human timeline. Yet moments in human experience are not bounded in time and place, as the poet William Blake says, “To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour”.
Ellie Hyungran Heo is an artist working with video, photography and performance. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She moved to London in 2010 to attend Chelsea College of Art and Design. Currently, she is attending The Royal College of Art in the MA Fine Art Photograhpy, in conjunction with the Moving Image
At a Distance (installation view) Foreground: Fossil, 2013, flat screen monitor, DVD player, DVD, cables
Background: Magpie, 2013, projector, media player, cables, shelf Joanne Masding, born Birmingham 1985
Joanne Masding is an artist and co-director of artist-led studio and project space The Lombard Method. Recent exhibitions include ‘Lacquer Moving Lightly’ at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh (solo); ‘Objectness’ at Outpost, Norwich and ‘At a Distance’ at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham. Other recent projects include residencies at 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China (solo) and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin (solo) and contemporary art fair ‘Winter Art Fair’, at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. In 2013 Masding was shortlisted for Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Moving Image award.