|Abstract or Description:
SIXTY SIX SIGNS OF NEON is a series of unique performances incorporating live transmissions from remote sites, utilising video projection, live camera feeds, actors, dancers, musicians and live vision mixing. Duration variable 15-30 minutes. Critically, the work explores and negotiates the instability of the projected image and live presence. This is seen through a series of scenarios that literally play alongside each other, not unlike watching several time-lines at once, through overlaying, masking, vision mixing, text, voice and music. Each scenario is played out to its own end through the duration of an on-going series of live events.
SIXTY SIX SIGNS OF NEON was included in the British Art Show 7 – In the Days of the Comet.
Curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton, BAS7 included 39 artists selected on the grounds of their contribution to contemporary art in Britain in the last five years.
Exhibiting artists include: Charles Avery, Karla Black, Becky Beasley, Juliette Blightman, Duncan Campbell, Varda Caivano, Spartacus Chetwynd, Steven Claydon, Cullinan Richards, Matthew Darbyshire, Milena Dragicevic, Luke Fowler, Michael Fullerton, Alasdair Gray, Brian Griffiths, Roger Hiorns, Ian Kiaer , Anja Kirschner & David Panos , Sarah Lucas, Christian Marclay, Simon Martin, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza, David Noonan, The Otolith Group, Mick Peter, Gail Pickering, Olivia Plender, Elizabeth Price, Karin Ruggaber, Edgar Schmitz, Maaike Schoorel, George Shaw, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sue Tompkins, Phoebe Unwin, Tris Vonna-Michell, Emily Wardill and Keith Wilson.
SIXTY SIX SIGNS OF NEON was exhibited in the international group exhibition ‘BRITISH ART SHOW 7 - IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET’, organised by HAYWARD TOURING and curated by LISA LE FEUVRE and TOM MORTON.
NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY, NOTTINGHAM, 23 Oct 2010 – 9 Jan 2011
HAYWARD GALLERY, LONDON, 16 Feb – 17 April 2011
TRAMWAY, CCA, GLASGOW, 27 May – 21 Aug 2011
PENISULA ARTS, PLYMOUTH ARTS CENTRE, PLYMOUTH, 17 Sep – 4 Dec 2011
Publication: British Art Show 7 In The Days of the Comet
ISBN 978 1 85332 286 0