Here are some images documenting our .gif work, titled After Méliès, showing during the Born in 1987, show at the new video wall in the Photographers Gallery in London.
Katrina Sluis, the curator, has done a great job in bringing the gallery into the (recent) present by putting together a continuous screening of works especially made by 50 international artists to celebrate 25 years of the .gif ( and hence accessible digital imaging).
Off the back of HokusPokus, we were asked to contribute a ‘gif’ to the new digital wall as part of the opening of the Photographers Gallery, London. 40 artists were asked to create a ‘gif’ file – not an easy thing to work in an outmoded format! Michele reworked a segment from HokusPokus and turned it into a new piece: After Méliès, emphasising the looping and stilted qualities of both early cinema and early digital ‘cinema! Here’s a link to the project
HokusPokus will be opening at Watermans Gallery, London on April 14, 2012 as part of their International Festival of Digital Art. It runs through to May 20, 2012
There will be a symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition at the gallery on April 21 at 3:30pm, followed by the opening. The symposium is free and speakers include ourselves, Sarah Kember and Eleanor Dare. It’s free but you have to register.