Projects

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OUR FIRST DATE

Sculptural kinetic video installation with flat-screen display. 2005

Wall mounted sculpture with four platforms. Our First Date draws on biographical material, rendering the artists in miniature as they visit a Conceptual Art exhibition in Paris in 1990. The tableau includes representations of works by artists On Kawara, Joseph Kosuth, Art and Language, Hans Haacke and others. The figures of Kevin and Jennifer appear in multiple at different stages ...

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WHAT DO YOU THINK

Wall-mounted video sculpture 2005

In this wall-mounted piece, a group of identical miniature scientists are seated around a conference table. Two live video cameras capture shots of the tableau, alternating between each side of the table, which are then sequenced by computer into an endlessly looping live video. The figures appear on screen, as if endlessly asking each other: “I don’t know, what do ...

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HOW WE MET

Installation with flat-screen display 2004

This sculpture presents the artists, rendered in a series of miniatures, as they meet, reaching for the same suitcase in an airport baggage claim area. Live video cameras feed back still images, which are edited into a looped video sequence and displayed on a wall-mounted flat screen monitor. The work is inspired by the narrative conceit of the 1972 Barbara ...

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I NUMBER THE STARS

installation with electronic sculpture and discs 2004

The first season of the original 1960s “Star Trek” series is broken down into a series of shots. Each shot is categorised by the artists according to a variety of keywords such as ‘events’, ‘objects’ and ‘emotions’. The clips associated with each keyword are assembled on a video CD. Each CD is labelled with a sentence beginning with the word ...

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TRAFFIC #1: OUR SECOND DATE

Installation with video projection 2004

Each of these tabletop miniature kinetic sculptures involves two linked narratives. In Second Date, one harrative is a small-scale recreation of a scene from the film Week End by Jean Luc Godard. The other is a tableau portraying the artists themselves in the act of watching the film on a small- screen: a live video feed of the cinematic recreation ...

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TRAFFIC #2: AT HOME

Installation with video projection 2004

Each of these tabletop miniature kinetic sculptures involves two linked narratives. In At Home, the film reference is Sugarland Express by Steven Spielberg. The other is a tableau portraying the artists themselves in the act of watching the film at home on a small television- a live video feed of the cinematic recreation appears on their screen. In the gallery ...

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TRAFFIC #3: IN THE CARDIAC WARD

Installation with video projection 2004

Each of these tabletop miniature kinetic sculptures involves two linked narratives. In this one a small-scale recreation of Lucas's American Grafitti is depicted. The other is a tableau portraying the artists themselves in the act of watching the film on a hospital video monitor- a live video feed of the cinematic recreation appears on this screen. In the gallery space, ...

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TRAFFIC #4: AT THE BAR

Installation with video projection 2004

Each of these tabletop miniature kinetic sculptures involves two linked narratives. In At the Bar, a small-scale recreation of Bonnie and Clyde is portrayed. The other is a tableau portraying the artists themselves in the act of watching the film on a small- screen at a bar: a live video feed of the cinematic recreation appears on their screen. In ...

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ETERNAL RETURN

Installation with table-mounted kinetic sculpture 2003

Eternal Return is based on the classic film The Gay Divorcee starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Miniature dancing figures, captured from multiple angles, are filmed by live video cameras which cut from one shot to another, creating a video sequence evoking the original film. The soundtrack is an excerpt of the song The Continental. The project contains a platform ...

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LEARNING FROM LAS VEGAS

Installation with suitcase 2003

This work uses as its raw material footage from 21 different films in which the city of Las Vegas is used as a setting. Each individual shot is organised according to descriptive categories and taken as a lesson learnt from or about the city of Las Vegas and its inhabitants. For example, ‘learning from fountains’ includes all shots of exuberantly ...

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SOFT RAINS #1: BEACH ADVENTURE

Installation with video projection 2003

Soft Rains consists of multiple platforms. Each platform represents a familiar cinematic archetype or genre rendered in miniature (60s Arthouse, 70s horror etc). The miniature ‘heroine’ of the work, clad in a distinctive red dress, is pictured in each of the sets. The live feed from each video camera is connected to a computer-based video sequencer, which switches from one ...

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SOFT RAINS #2: CABARET

Installation with video projection 2003

Soft Rains consists of multiple platforms. Each platform represents a familiar cinematic archetype or genre rendered in miniature (60s Arthouse, 70s horror etc). The miniature ‘heroine’ of the work, clad in a distinctive red dress, is pictured in each of the sets. The live feed from each video camera is connected to a computer-based video sequencer, which switches from one ...