Fri 27 October – Thu 9 November 2017
Public Preview: Thu 26 October, 6-8pm
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm
Alchemy Film & Arts, 39-41a High Street, Hawick, TD9 9BU
Alchemy Film & arts is delighted to present Moving Pictures by American artist Bill Brown, as part of our 2017 exhibition programme at our Hawick High Street venue. Moving Pictures is a 3-channel slide projector installation in which an animated series of colorful geometrical forms is simultaneously projected and composited on a moving projection screen.
Moving Pictures is a 3-channel slide projector installation that looks for movement both within and beyond the moving picture. In this project, an animated image created by three automated slide projectors is projected on a 6′ x 6′ rolling projection screen that moves back and forth through the gallery space. The illusion of motion of the animated image is thus translated into physical movement through space.
The installation relocates and extends our perception of movement in motion pictures from the neurophysiological operations of visual perception, where movement is just an illusion, to the real time movement of images and objects through space. This installation allows the intermediary space of projection– the space between the slide projector and the screen– to be understood as a sculptural space that can be shaped, transformed, and visualized in real time.
Bill Brown (Cleveland, USA, 1969) is a media artist living in North Carolina, USA where he is an Associate Professor of Media Production at the University of North Carolina.