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Griffiths, D., 2013.

Misdirect Movies

Output Type:Exhibition
Venue:The Royal Standard, Liverpool; Standpoint Gallery, London; Greyfriars, Lincoln; Meter Room, Coventry
Dates:16/3/2013 - 1/12/2013
Number of Works:4

Misdirect Movies is a touring exhibition that explores new possibilities of collage in the digital age. The outing at Greyfriars forms part of Frequency Digital Arts Festival. The art continues a lineage of collage; to cut up, reposition and (re)arrange cinema's near endless supply of imagery. Orson Welles' unfinished version of Don Quixote features a scene where Quixote slashes at a screen in a cinema. This scene acts as a lynchpin for the ideas contained within the curatorial strategy of this exhibition, expanding on the notion of Quixotic, intertexturality and the slippage of reality and illusion. With the access to digital formats, of the internet and the digitalisation of film, artists are now able to appropriate films to create different and innovative approaches to collage. The exhibition features a wide range of media, from projections and monitor based work through to digital prints, painting and even a microfiche viewer. The artists bridge the analogue and the digital, working between and with the two modes. Dave Griffiths contributed microfilm-based artworks 'Views from Inner Space' (2013) and 'Columbarium' (2009), a solar print 'Views from Inner Space [Panspermic Event]' (2010), plus 'Extinction Event [GRB130313A]', a new commission for University of Lincoln. Griffiths participated in an artist talk at Meter Room, 2 December 2013.