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Dark Cranham 2017-18

Dark Cranham 2017-18

This videowork references the forest as a place of abandonment and fear. Texts from 20th century female gothic writers have been sourced to bring anxiety to the visuals of a contemporary scene – commuting cars with headlights penetrating through the branches.

Duration : 11 : 35 and continuous repeat

To watch the full film, please follow this link : vimeo.com/251693062 and use the password glasgow to access

Between Two Piers Text 2017

Between Two Piers Text 2017

Two contrasted piers, north and south, 'twinned' in the video: Luss Pier, Loch Lomond, Scotland and Weston Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset.

Walking the length of both, inviting the viewer to share the experience

Duration : 11 : 20 and continuous repeat

To watch the full film, please follow this link : vimeo.com/224619222 and use the password glasgow to access

Africa Pulse 2015

Africa Pulse 2015

 

Africa Pulse (13:06) takes the viewer on a road trip through a Kenyan reserve. The film has 3 parts, in the first we watch the slow progression of a vehicle coming into view, the second part films travelling inside a truck through different terrain and the final part shows movement across a reservoir. The camera is hand held to remind the viewer of the body through which they view.

Duration : 13 : 06 and continuous repeat

To watch the full film, please follow this link : vimeo.com/143657291 and use the password glasgow to access

Journey to Islay 2013

Journey to Islay 2013

The video explores arrival and departure, the unbounded space of the sea and our dependence on the horizon line for navigation and control. The camera replaces the passenger at the prow and stern of the ship as the sea unrolls in front or in the wash behind, referencing cinematic experience and establishing a temporal stability. 

Duration : 4 : 20 and continuous repeat

To watch the full film, please follow this link and use the password glasgow to access

The new becoming old             2013-4

The new becoming old 2013-4

The new becoming old is a text and image work about the experience of arriving at the site of St Peter's Seminary, Cardross. The images follow the text. 

St Peter's top floor

St Peter's top floor

St Peter's Front

St Peter's Front

Background

St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross was designed in the 1960s by Isi Metzstein and Andrew MacMillan, two young architects working in the Glasgow architectural practice of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow commissioned Gillespie, Kidd and Coia to design a number of modern religious buildings to inspire poor Catholic communities in the Glasgow and Strathclyde area. Metzstein and MacMillan were influenced by Modernist architects and designers, Le Corbusier, the Bauhaus and they built the seminary to be a re-invention of what a religious building could look like. St Peter’s Seminary was completed in 1966.

After 14 years the community left and the seminary was abandoned due to structural problems in the building’s fabric. Since then the building has remained, gradually decomposing, despite efforts to restore and claim it as a masterpiece. 

In December 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded development funding to change the seminary and Kilmahew grounds into a cultural site for public access.

St Peter's Staircase

St Peter's Staircase

St Peter's Text

St Peter's Text

St Peter's Pleasure

St Peter's Pleasure

St Peter's Apes 2014

St Peter's Apes 2014

St Peter's top floor ruin

St Peter's top floor ruin

St Peter's Roof

St Peter's Roof

St Peter's side elevation 2014

St Peter's side elevation 2014

 

Background

St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross was designed in the 1960s by Isi Metzstein and Andrew MacMillan, two young architects working in the Glasgow architectural practice of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow commissioned Gillespie, Kidd and Coia to design a number of modern religious buildings to inspire poor Catholic communities in the Glasgow and Strathclyde area. Metzstein and MacMillan were influenced by Modernist architects and designers, Le Corbusier, the Bauhaus and they built the seminary to be a re-invention of what a religious building could look like. St Peter’s Seminary was completed in 1966.

After 14 years the community left and the seminary was abandoned due to structural problems in the building’s fabric. Since then the building has remained, gradually decomposing, despite efforts to restore and claim it as a masterpiece. 

In December 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded development funding to change the seminary and Kilmahew grounds into a cultural site for public access.

St Mary's at Dawn 2012

St Mary's at Dawn 2012

St Mary’s At Dawn is a videowork which records the changing light and sound around the deconsecrated church in Brownshill beside Chalford in Gloucestershire. As the dawn breaks, the changing sky and emergent sounds contrast with the permanence of the architecture. What seems like the gradual arrival of dawn, with the birds beginning their chorus, has been edited down to 4 minutes - the everyday process from dark to light is accelerated. 

Savage School Window 2012

Savage School Window 2012

Text written for the installation

Savage Light: 

Almost light 

Rooks 

Wood pigeons 

----------------------------------- 

Birdsong starts to quieten 

Light breaks on the left 

This text is derived from notes written while recording the sounds of dawn breaking at St Mary’s of the Angels, Brownshill, Gloucestershire from 5.30am in April 2012. 

The words are simply observation, a preclude to making the video work (St Mary’s at Dawn). It was hoped that the content would resonate in an urban setting and to observe what each of the statements might reveal about language and content. Departing from previous conceptual approaches to the project, with an open, more poetic text. 

The Savage School Window Gallery is situated in the window space of 7 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG. At The Savage School the work on display is seen from the street. The ‘support structure’ or sculpture that dominates the window space is a replica standard cinema sign/light box. Cullinan + Richards invite artists and theorists to make projects for the gallery. Seen in terms of a text-based gallery, the first  ‘exhibition’ opened with work by Volker Eichelmann & Roland Rust in October, 2006.

Savage School Window 2012

Savage School Window 2012

Savage School Window 2012

Savage School Window 2012

Dark Cranham 2017-18

This videowork references the forest as a place of abandonment and fear. Texts from 20th century female gothic writers have been sourced to bring anxiety to the visuals of a contemporary scene – commuting cars with headlights penetrating through the branches.

Duration : 11 : 35 and continuous repeat

To watch the full film, please follow this link : vimeo.com/251693062 and use the password glasgow to access

Between Two Piers Text 2017

Two contrasted piers, north and south, 'twinned' in the video: Luss Pier, Loch Lomond, Scotland and Weston Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset.

Walking the length of both, inviting the viewer to share the experience

Duration : 11 : 20 and continuous repeat

To watch the full film, please follow this link : vimeo.com/224619222 and use the password glasgow to access

Africa Pulse 2015

 

Africa Pulse (13:06) takes the viewer on a road trip through a Kenyan reserve. The film has 3 parts, in the first we watch the slow progression of a vehicle coming into view, the second part films travelling inside a truck through different terrain and the final part shows movement across a reservoir. The camera is hand held to remind the viewer of the body through which they view.

Duration : 13 : 06 and continuous repeat

To watch the full film, please follow this link : vimeo.com/143657291 and use the password glasgow to access

Journey to Islay 2013

The video explores arrival and departure, the unbounded space of the sea and our dependence on the horizon line for navigation and control. The camera replaces the passenger at the prow and stern of the ship as the sea unrolls in front or in the wash behind, referencing cinematic experience and establishing a temporal stability. 

Duration : 4 : 20 and continuous repeat

To watch the full film, please follow this link and use the password glasgow to access

The new becoming old 2013-4

The new becoming old is a text and image work about the experience of arriving at the site of St Peter's Seminary, Cardross. The images follow the text. 

St Peter's top floor

St Peter's Front

Background

St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross was designed in the 1960s by Isi Metzstein and Andrew MacMillan, two young architects working in the Glasgow architectural practice of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow commissioned Gillespie, Kidd and Coia to design a number of modern religious buildings to inspire poor Catholic communities in the Glasgow and Strathclyde area. Metzstein and MacMillan were influenced by Modernist architects and designers, Le Corbusier, the Bauhaus and they built the seminary to be a re-invention of what a religious building could look like. St Peter’s Seminary was completed in 1966.

After 14 years the community left and the seminary was abandoned due to structural problems in the building’s fabric. Since then the building has remained, gradually decomposing, despite efforts to restore and claim it as a masterpiece. 

In December 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded development funding to change the seminary and Kilmahew grounds into a cultural site for public access.

St Peter's Staircase

St Peter's Text

St Peter's Pleasure

St Peter's Apes 2014

St Peter's top floor ruin

St Peter's Roof

St Peter's side elevation 2014

 

Background

St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross was designed in the 1960s by Isi Metzstein and Andrew MacMillan, two young architects working in the Glasgow architectural practice of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow commissioned Gillespie, Kidd and Coia to design a number of modern religious buildings to inspire poor Catholic communities in the Glasgow and Strathclyde area. Metzstein and MacMillan were influenced by Modernist architects and designers, Le Corbusier, the Bauhaus and they built the seminary to be a re-invention of what a religious building could look like. St Peter’s Seminary was completed in 1966.

After 14 years the community left and the seminary was abandoned due to structural problems in the building’s fabric. Since then the building has remained, gradually decomposing, despite efforts to restore and claim it as a masterpiece. 

In December 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded development funding to change the seminary and Kilmahew grounds into a cultural site for public access.

St Mary's at Dawn 2012

St Mary’s At Dawn is a videowork which records the changing light and sound around the deconsecrated church in Brownshill beside Chalford in Gloucestershire. As the dawn breaks, the changing sky and emergent sounds contrast with the permanence of the architecture. What seems like the gradual arrival of dawn, with the birds beginning their chorus, has been edited down to 4 minutes - the everyday process from dark to light is accelerated. 

Savage School Window 2012

Text written for the installation

Savage Light: 

Almost light 

Rooks 

Wood pigeons 

----------------------------------- 

Birdsong starts to quieten 

Light breaks on the left 

This text is derived from notes written while recording the sounds of dawn breaking at St Mary’s of the Angels, Brownshill, Gloucestershire from 5.30am in April 2012. 

The words are simply observation, a preclude to making the video work (St Mary’s at Dawn). It was hoped that the content would resonate in an urban setting and to observe what each of the statements might reveal about language and content. Departing from previous conceptual approaches to the project, with an open, more poetic text. 

The Savage School Window Gallery is situated in the window space of 7 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG. At The Savage School the work on display is seen from the street. The ‘support structure’ or sculpture that dominates the window space is a replica standard cinema sign/light box. Cullinan + Richards invite artists and theorists to make projects for the gallery. Seen in terms of a text-based gallery, the first  ‘exhibition’ opened with work by Volker Eichelmann & Roland Rust in October, 2006.

Savage School Window 2012

Savage School Window 2012

Dark Cranham 2017-18
Between Two Piers Text 2017
Africa Pulse 2015
Journey to Islay 2013
The new becoming old             2013-4
St Peter's top floor
St Peter's Front
St Peter's Staircase
St Peter's Text
St Peter's Pleasure
St Peter's Apes 2014
St Peter's top floor ruin
St Peter's Roof
St Peter's side elevation 2014
St Mary's at Dawn 2012
Savage School Window 2012
Savage School Window 2012
Savage School Window 2012