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Site specific installation for the Spaces and Narrations 'Film as Measure' Group Exhibitiion at the The Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL in February 2013


The two site specific worka were made specifically for the Film as Measure exhibition. Apparition I is constructed from a series of layered mesh screens that connect from threads that stretch from a digital projector on a plinth to the wall of the gallery. The mesh screens are measured and cut to exactly define the projector beam and capture light from the projector. They define a third light 'space' on the wall.

Apparition II uses lines of thread in space to define sections of the projector beam as it leaves the projector and makes its way to the wall of the gallery. The projectors in both cases emit a blue light - the ’default’ colour when no image or content is projected.

This intervention into the space between the projector and the wall seeks to define and describe the form of the beam of light emitted by the projector. The projection onto the wall, rather than being the main focus, now becomes a record of the structure between the projector and itself. The work explores ideas of drawing in space and speculates on the possibilities of a ‘multi-dimensional’ spatial display.

This work developed through research into the site of 'the Cookhouse' at Millbank and in particular the narratives based around those who worked there and the ghosts that remain through these stories. The work reflects how technology and light can be used to make the invisible visible. Whether revealing the existence of spirits and ghosts or revealing micro and macro spaces, the camera, the projector and the screen are used to define, record and measure space and matter which has previously remained invisible, intangible or unquantifiable.

The work also references early developments in perspective drawing and measuring space such as Alberti’s Veil - intervening between the object and the point of view (in this case the wall and the source of projected light) to capture a representation of a three-dimensional form.

Exhibition and Symposium Curated by Dr Ken Wilder.

EXHIBITION: Robin Jenkins, Kristina Kotov, Peter Maloney, Colin Priest, Dr Ken Wilder and MA ISD Alumni and current cohort

SYMPOSIUM: Karima Ashadu, Derek Hart, Simon Head, Adam Kossoff, David Littlefiled, Julie Marsh, Martin Newth, William Raban and Michael Sanders.

apparition 1

+ VEIL, Peter Maloney 2013

apparition 1

apparition 1

apperition 2

+ VEIL , Peter Maloney 2013

apperition 2

apperition 2


+ Film as Measure Exhibition and Symposium Poster [Click to enlarge]