13th Sep - 09th Nov 2008
Thirteen artists from the North take on the challenge of creating a short film limited to a single, locked-off shot. Projected at large scale, their diverse responses exploit the superb detail of HD (high definition video) and explore the tension between the still photograph and the moving image.
Commissioned by innovative audio-visual arts organisation Lumen the resulting eleven films display a surprising range of approaches, from darkly humorous to serenely contemplative. Lost and Found, by James Shilton, finds drama in a late night railway station; Twin Piers, Whitby by Katy Woods evokes the grandeur of the North Sea; whilst the inhabitant of a motorway island house shares his experiences in Esther Johnson’s Highway Home.
Other films include Forte by Steven Anderson, Ornithopter by James Brown, Contagious by Geoff Clout, Candlelit by Christopher Hall and Alexander Kelly, Track by Sean Kaye and Jenny West, Window by Chris Lillywhite, Wind Turbine by Peter Spence, and Examination Schools by Louise K. Wilson.
Composure is showing as part of Ways of Looking the multi-venue event for photography and new media in Leeds and Bradford during the month of September.
Click here to download in information sheet about the exhibition (pdf 1.6mb)