Coir' a' Ghrunnda 360

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Coir' a' Ghrunnda 360 is an outcome from the Pan 360 project.Exploring and critiquing methods of video based landscape narrative construction.An ongoing series of short, landscape based, video works made by attaching a modified camera to a leash and whirling it through the space above and around the body. This simple activity of production dissolves conventional landscape scenes or views into sequences of dramatic visual activity where the landscape image is literally put into a spin. The raw video-scapes combine both the performative activity with the beautiful concordant / discordant footage of the environment.Through this, it aims to merge the figure and the landscape within a spatial narrative that is not constructed on the organizing principle of the static frame and single viewpoint but on the physicality of actions in the landscape embedded with functional technology.The significance of location enters the project as each place contributes specific visual data creating specific narratives faithful to location and method.This outcome was made in Scotland in the Coire a' Ghrunnda location in the Cullin Mountains, Skye.Coir' a' Ghrunnda 360 has been shown at several national and international venues and was selected for the Figuring Landscape project and publication and the Difference Screen internationa touring programme of video art: Figuring Landscapes is a remarkable collection of moving image works that has grown from the background of the political and cultural history that links the UK and Australia. Presented internationally as a series of screening programmes, the works in Figuring Landscapes address questions of ecological survival, post-industrialism, gender, the touristic gaze, and uniquely in Australia, the social, political and cultural status of Indigenous people in a post-colonial society.Figuring Landscapes premiered at ArtSway in the New Forest from 25 - 30 November 2008, the tour launched at Tate Modern, London, 6 - 8 February 2009.The tour continues throughout the UK, Ireland and Australia during 2009 - 2010:United KingdomDundee Contemporary Arts 23 - 27 February, 2009;FACT, Liverpool 23 - 25 Feb & 2 - 4 March, 2009;Vivid, Birmingham 25 - 28 February, 2009;Showroom, Sheffield 30 March - 2 April, 2009; Glimmer, The 7th Hull International Short Film 21 - 26 April, 2009;Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 3, 10, 17, 24, 27 May, 2009;Site Festival, Stroud Valley Artspace 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 June, 2009; Cinecity - Brighton Film Festival 22, 28 & 29 November, 2009.IrelandMermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow 17, 24 and 26 September, 2009.AustraliaIvan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney 2 - 25 April, 2009;Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 10 - 12 July, 2009;Melbourne Cinémathèque, 31 March and 7 April, 2010. Difference Screen is an international touring programme of video art: July 2013 through to 2016.Explorations of how the dynamics of place, landscape, identity and culture find expression in artists' film and video. Single channel video art – globally touring international programme featuring my video artwork Coir' a' Ghrunnda 360List of venues: (synopsis below if that’s better)2013Clearwell Caves, Forest of Dean UK 5th, 6th July Cheltenham 13th July Gallery of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 23rd – 31st August (in association with Nine Dragon Heads Nomadic Party #3) Arts Centre Seoul, South Korea 10th September (in association with Nine Dragon Heads Nomadic Party #3) Ideaal, Lots Ait, Brentford 21st September art events, Tbilisi, Georgia 6th, 7th, 8th October Film Festival, Llanfyllin, Wales UK 16th November Kino, Winter Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9, 10 February for Cultural Decontamination/CZKD, Belgrade, Serbia, 17 February www.czkd.orgThe Art Museum of Gotland, Visby, Sweden, installations 7 March – 13 April, screening event 11 March de Nuits, Marseille, France, 11 April www.voldenuits.comWRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 21 May Art Institute, Yerevan, Armenia, 8 & 11 July Gyumri Biennale for Contemporary Art, State Art Academy, Gyumri, Armenia 10 JulyROOMARTSPACE, London 4 October No Rio, Manhattan, NYC 15 October www.abcnorio.orgUnionDocs, Williamsburg, NYC 25 October Intervention Video, Montreal, Canada, 29 October DocLab, Hanoi, Vietnam 2014/15 (to be confirmed)National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan – Difference Screen will be presented as an integral part of a film workshop in Hualien 2014/15 (to be confirmed)2015Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (dates to be arranged)FACT /Picturehouse Liverpool 27 April, Den Haag, Netherlands – a platform for production, presentation and artistic debate for contemporary Art (dates to be arranged)Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, Bengal, India, November (dates to be arranged)Rangoli-MAC, Bangalore, India, November (dates to be arranged)Arnolfini, Bristol, England, UK December (dates to be arranged)2016NZ film archive (Auckland and Wellington), Physics Room (Christchurch), Dunedin Public Art Gallery (Dunedin), City Gallery Wellington, Govett Brewster Gallery (New Plymouth) New Zealand (dates to be arranged)Synopsis of indicative venuesNational Gallery of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaARKO Arts Centre Seoul, South Korea Artisterium art events, Tbilisi, Georgia Kterion Kino, Winter Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Art Museum of Gotland, Visby, SwedenVol de Nuits, Marseille, FranceWRO Art Center, Wroclaw, PolandNaregatsi Art Institute, Yerevan, Armenia 8th Gyumri Biennale for Contemporary Art, State Art Academy, Gyumri, ArmeniaABC No Rio, Manhattan, NYCGroupe Intervention Video, Montreal, CanadaMuseum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, CroatiaFACT / Picturehouse Liverpool, UKKala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, Bengal, IndiaPhysics Room (Christchurch), Dunedin Public Art Gallery (Dunedin), New Zealand
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOrchid Studios
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2008


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