‘Fullmoon@Bujuku’ Darren Almond, 2009.
A series of framed prints of long exposure photographs taken at night, by the light of a full moon. All photos seem to be daylight at first glance. Interesting idea – didn’t know was technologically possible. Photos mostly boring/run of the mill without context of process.
‘Progressive’ Shona MacNaughton, 2017. Photograph of performance.
“I was nine months pregnant, there was no getting away from that fact. The performance had to incorporate this physical reality. As I looked at the the language used in local regeneration schemes their themes of new life at the sake of destruction of the old, seemed to echo the progress of my body at the time. The Baby Box, another state sanctioned scheme, which held items which seemed like a basic list to keep this new life alive, neatly doubled as a podium to (barely) keep my pregnant weight aloft, and allowed my self-turned political speech to be heard over the crowd.” https://www.shonamacnaughton.com/progressive/
Performance/relational art/poetry thing. Interesting to see exhibited in a major gallery. Nice photos of event – captured energy. Liked that the scripts were displayed – scripts interesting – wonder if they were written before or after event. Should have spent more time looking at in gallery but was pressed.
‘Progressive’ Shona MacNaughton, 2017.
Not a huge fan of the curation of this piece. Think the photos should have been larger, lighting more dramatic. Cardboard pieces look a bit crap, although admire that they’re not behind barriers.
Sound by Paul Corley.
“Earth-Moon-Earth (E.M.E.) radio is a form of transmission whereby messages are sent in Morse code from Earth, reflected off the surface of the Moon, and then received back on Earth. The Moon reflects only part of the information back: some is absorbed in its shadows or lost in its craters.
For this work, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata was translated into Morse code and sent to the Moon. Returning to Earth fragmented by the Moon’s surface, this historical composition was then re-translated into a new score, the gaps and absences becoming intervals and rests. The “Moon-altered” piece is played on an automated grand piano.” http://katiepaterson.org/portfolio/earth-moon-earth/
Nice piece, grand piano fills gallery space well, the automated playing fits the eerie tone of the idea- feels cold and empty and haunting like a trip to the moon. Liked the display of both scores, visual representation helps non-musicians to understand the piece, and it also looks rather pretty. Overall a nice independent piece but lacks heft. Cool way to make use of technology, blending the inaccessible code with widely enjoyed music.