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Gunning, Lucy and Curran, Michael (2010) Rella. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Gunning, Lucy and Curran, Michael

An ongoing conversation brings Michael Curran and Lucy Gunning together for their first collaboration. RELLA is a hook, a mode of play, hazarding, shuffling time zones, past present future vibrate as one. The term is a fracturing of the myth Barbarella in which the weight of the name takes flight by dropping its elephantine prefix. The artists are working from zero – seeing what can happen in the space through experimental and investigative studio practice.

RELLA is emerging tentatively and cumulatively, it is a process navigating the peculiarities of Time.

During this period the artists will spend the first week creating an environment in the Upper Gallery – making props, provisional sculpture – while alongside they run material of different registers, YouTube edits, simultaneous screenings of films, moving image and audio loops which generate resonances and ruptures. Roger Vadim’s cult film Barbarella lies within, as a corpse waiting to be reborn by moving beyond its limits. The artists see all moving image as time travel and are interested in what it means to reclaim or retrieve something – how many things arrive from the past, somehow ahead of now. They look for a hybrid form.

Visitors are welcome to view the artists at work and will later be invited to participate in RELLA.

The residency will culminate in a series of events to be announced shortly, including an Empathy Workshop, Knitting A Sea Of Consciousness Circle, A Culminating Day & Night of Screenings & Performances.

Other Corporate or Group Contributors:
RoleOther Corporate or Group Contributors
ProducerBeaconsfield’s curatorial mentoring scheme for emerging artist-curators
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Millions online… video… home-editing… YouTube… conversational spectacle overnight… gulf between cinematic and lo-fi film narrows… viewers become creators… anarcho-democracy.

TestBed 1 is a series of new digital screen-based commissions produced in residence between March and September 2010 through readily available modes of production.

From March to late July 2010 the commissioned artists used Beaconsfield as a creative base in a series of residencies. Limited means, collaboration and audience participation served as a framework for the commissions as our galleries turned laboratories, turned performance and production sites.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Testbed1, Beaconsfield presents, On-Site Residencies
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 23 March 2010
Related Websites: http://beaconsfield.ltd.uk/projects/testbed1/curran-gunning/notes/, http://www.myspace.com/testes2/photos/67702963#{%22ImageId%22%3A68447736}
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Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Part 1: Upper Gallery 1 & Canteen Gallery 2, Beaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport street, Vauxhall, London, SE11 6AY23 March 201011 April 2010
Part 2: Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London, SE11 6AY18 September 201017 October 2010
Material/Media: Process installation Performance and Making/process open to the public (part 1), Two Screen Video Installation (part 2)
Measurements or Duration of item: Part 1: 3 weeks, Part 2: 1 hour
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 14:14
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 11:18
Item ID: 4095
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4095

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