Recording an emotional response
The Singular Beauty of a Glorious Death | 8mm film transferred to HD | 6 min 55 sec | colour | sound
Christopher Hall examines the interplay between memory, ritual and notions of power.
Celebrating the materiality of physical film, he creates montage-like collages, pushing images through alchemical processes to generate images that cannot be achieved digitally.
Manipulated frames become striking, loaded images; what previously existed on the edge of consciousness is now excavated from the film strip and presented for our extended contemplation. Recurring images of ceremonies, marching bands and military parades take on new meaning, posing questions around how we remember, how we memorialise and what, in our digital world, will survive.
Recording an emotional response | Christopher Hall | Janey Walklin
At The Bowery, Headingley, Leeds, 27th June – 11th September www.thebowery.org
Private view Friday 26th June, 5-7pm
Artists in residence, August 8th, 10 – 5pm
Artists Christopher Hall and Janey Walklin will be in residence in an interactive day at The Bowery exploring experimental collage using film, photography and printmaking techniques.