UnSpooling — Artists & Cinema
I was the designer and art director on the 'UnSpooling' book/catalogue working with curators Dave Griffiths and Andrew Bracey.
To celebrate 25 years of Cornerhouse, UnSpooling – Artists and Cinema, curated by Andrew Bracey and Dave Griffiths, featured a gallery exhibition, new production residencies, performances and commissions, expanded cinema event, roundtable discussion, screenings, artists’ clinic, critical writing, publication and blog competition.
The 19 international artists featured present current reflections and interpretations of cinema and new possibilities of future cinematic production, spectacle and storytelling. This major exhibition seeks to re-imagine Cornerhouse galleries as a fourth cinema space in which to review the relationship and concerns of art and cinema, presenting contemporary artists’ current reflections and interpretations of its form. A wide range of media is showcased including innovative painting, drawing, film and video from the last decade, plus newly commissioned performance, installation, and architectural and street interventions. Together the work explores a field where cinema - as experience, language, history, theory and artefact – is unraveled as potent material and strategy for artistic production.
A roundtable discussion on 18 November 2010 was co-organised by Dr. Felicia Chan (University of Manchester) and Cornerhouse, bringing together Professor Janet Harbord (Queen Mary, University of London), Dr. Vicky Lowe, Dr Aleksandar Dundjerovic (University of Manchester), Sophia Crilly (Director of Bureau) and artists Ming Wong and Wayne Lloyd, to explore performance and it’s engagement with cinema.
The book features essays by Dave Griffiths, Andrew Bracey (Lincoln School of Art), Professor Steve Hawley (MMU) and Professor Janet Harbord (Queen Mary, University of London), and is distributed by Cornerhouse. Exhibition review by Chris Clarke, Art Monthly, no.341.
Co-commissioned by Cornerhouse & Abandon Normal Devices, as part of WE PLAY – the Northwest's cultural legacy programme for the London 2012 Olympics.