Six Moving Image Works to Investigate Ideas of ‘Place and Space’

TR Flaxton

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My second Practice as Research Portfolio involves the re-presentation of iconic images and places. After creating several works to specifically reveal particular iconic images, those of Tunnel View Yosemite National Park and also the canal-scape of Venice, I realized that I should also try to investigate the idea behind the image of ‘a normal place’ in an iconic way. In so doing I realized that the critical reflection on my own act would reveal more about the original research question from my fellowship: ‘In what ways will High Resolution Imaging change the work produced in the convergence of art and visual technologies and consequently, our experience of that work?’ To answer this question I had formulated the idea of ‘Quantum Resolution’ which proposed that audience immersion deepens with quantum as opposed to quantitative increases of resolution – that is the effects of deeper immersion would be felt with larger increases of resolution rather than incremental increases of resolution. This investigation of Place and Space would not be the same research issue as my 1st portfolio that was to investigate motion image representations of items that are ubiquitous in everyday life, such as the table to be found in my work In Other People’s Skins. Rather this was to look at the idea of ‘a wood’, ‘landscape’, ’a field of long-grass’ and so on. To achieve the six works I used a 4k camera (4 times the resolution of High Definition) and also I wished to project these images at least in HD approaching life-sized. The six works in the series are endless loop installations using a screen of 20 foot x 10 foot: In Re Richard Long, Somerset 2009/2010 James Loves Sarah, Somerset, 2009/2010 The Eternal Wave, Somerset, 2009/2010 The Unfailing Landscape, Somerset, 2009/2010 Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, 2009/2010 Wood, Wave, Wetland, Moor, Somerset All were shown at my large scale exhibition created in collaboration with University of Westmenster at their Central London Gallery called (The P3) in December 2010
Translated title of the contributionSix Moving Image Works to Investigate Ideas of ‘Place and Space’
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVarious (1st Exhibition, London)
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Bibliographical note

Medium: High Resolution Digital Installation
Event title: Various (1st Exhibition, London)


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