Tuesday, 3 May 2011

MORE AND MORE IN BURY




More and More is a new work of mine exhibited in the exhibition Sentences at Bury Art Gallery, near Manchester. Three linked exhibitions were opened as part of the Text Festival, 30 April 2011. More and More, a kinetic poem, was a Bury Art Gallery commission made for the Sentences exhibition, purchased in 2011. The piece is an animation that simulates a Solari departure board as used in airports and train stations. There are sixty-six sentences programmed into the flash animation. At each new transition from sentence to sentence, each cell of the board travels through the alphabet, numbers and punctuation marks, until it gets to the character (or blank) required for the next sentence. The flash animation is by ranfirefly, and the display is a 42 inch TV screen with speakers for the clicking soundtrack and a DVD player. Technical development: programming and conversion to video by Tom Lopez. The work is on display in the Sentences exhibition 30 April to 9 July 2011 along with works by Pavel Buchler, Christian Bok, Ron Silliman, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Kate Pickering and others (I haven't been able to find a full listing in the Text Festival information but there is a link here.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks Satu, kind of you to let me know and good to meet you in Bury - great performance with Karri! - Tony

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  2. the photos are a tease and make me want to see it in action; I like that the spaces between words and the punctuation marks have the same value as the letters -- that is, they need to be scrolled through also;
    did Tony Trehy include the Robert Grenier work 'Sentences' in the exhibition also?

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  3. Thanks, Mark. Grenier's 'Sentences' was not in the show, sadly. It was a motivation for the show in early planning. If there had been a set available I'm sure that Tony Trehy would have shown it.

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  4. looks like a great piece of work Tony! Thanks very much for sharing it. I like the idea of sentences as departures very much.

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