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Sublime Spaces

Posted February 4, 2006 12:00 am by admin under Exhibition

Sublime Spaces is an exclusive digital arts exhibition which brings together the work of five internationally renowned digital artists with works ranging from fine art film to animation.

4 February 2006 - 1 April 2006

Sea Swarm by Darryl Georgiou © the artist

Sea Swarm by Darryl Georgiou © the artist

Using the architectural landscape of the gallery’s Atrium Space, Sublime Spaces brought together five internationally renowned digital artists with works ranging from fine art film to animation.

Unified through their captivating and hypnotic observations of different spaces, the works explore the beauty of natural and imagined rhythms of serene scapes.

Sea Swarm by Darryl Georgiou

Darryl Georgiou’s work ‘Sea Swarm’ is a beautiful, abstract composition, which gradually becomes recognisable as figures bathing in the sea. The piece, which was captured at Amity Beach, the location for the shooting of the original cult film ‘Jaws’ has a feeling of unease as if a malevolent force is felt.

Birmingham born, Georgiou has shown work internationally in addition to leading the MA course in Media Arts and Design & Digital Media at Coventry School of Art and Design.

Into the Blue by Simon Cunningham © the artist

Into the Blue by Simon Cunningham © the artist

Into the Blue by Simon Cunningham

Simon Cunningham takes fragments of films and re-edits them as loops that trap us in an endless, repeated sequence.

Into the Blue is an example of Cunningham’s skill at removing the linearity of time and narrative, as meanings shift and the works acquire a rhythmic, hypnotic quality.

Flux by Gary J Davis © the artist

Flux by Gary J Davis © the artist

Flux by Gary J Davis

Flux, ‘a perpetual state of change,’ is based upon the study of the natural rhythms of the river channelled by the man-made construct of a weir.

Gary J Davis is an independent filmmaker and installation artist based in the Midlands. His work is characterised by the rhythms and repetitions that shape our lives and a fascination with the conflicts and convergence of the base elements that constitute that life.

Survey by Joe King

Joe King uses innovative techniques and animation to combine and manipulate photograph film, video and sound. Survey is the result of a tour of South Wales. The film captures some unique architecture and landscape creating a rhythmic anthology of the area, the film creates movement breathing life into buildings and structures. King has produced visuals for bands such as U2 and Elastica.

Amphibian by Filipe Alcada

Like a train journey from Birmingham to Wolverhampton, Filipe Alcada’s Amphibian takes the viewer on an exploratory journey through a surreal, animated landscape where earth, sea and sky melodically converge.

Award winning Alcada has produced two videos for musician Moby as part of Belzebu films established with two former students from the Royal College of Art. For further information about Filipe Alcada visit www.fleepie.com

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