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16 11 2021//

S.Crisp: ‘E-Life’ HD video [5 mins 30 secs] looped. PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES. Saturation Point, Deptford, London

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES

A film projection exhibition by Sandra Crisp for Saturation Point projects (Patrick Morrissey+Hanz Hancock)

Artists: Sandra Crisp, Jockel Liess & Susan Eyre

Saturation Point, Deptford, London: Fri 11 (PV) & Sat 12 Nov 2022 5:30 – 9pm

Projected Topographies presents 3 artists with unique approaches to film incorporating the study of form, surface and location

Sandra Crisp: ‘E_Life’ uses 3D generated animation to present a digital environment populated with intensely textured and dynamic geometry.
Multiple and continually transforming organic forms, each originating from a simple 3D sphere are structured and surface-mapped with eclectic visuals such as emojis, fragmented images borrowed from 24-hour online rolling-news media and others downloaded via a search engine. Particle systems generate repeated, yet varied objects throughout the film which appear to have a life of their own. Overall suggesting the possibility of a simulated future/ nature.

Jockel Liess: ‘Variations on a theme’ is a generative audiovisual system which starts from a point of fascination with the aesthetics of irregular organic patterns.
Visually as well as sonically the aesthetic of natural patterns thrives on their intrinsic imperfection which are never distributed even or orderly, are never replications of themselves. They are rather reoccurring variations that form a recognisable tapestry of familiarity across an otherwise chaotic and unpredictable structure. Prospering from the tension that arises between repetition and asymmetry, and playfully inhabit the border region between order and randomness.

Susan Eyre: ‘Aóratos’ transports the viewer between everyday locations and terrains visually transformed via the use of an endoscope, a microscope, and cameras launched in a high-altitude balloon.
The film takes the precept that wormholes exist in our universe and imagines journeying through hidden landscapes, distorted spacetime and alternative perspectives. Envisaging potential encounters with cosmic strings, space foam, primordial chemistry, radioactive particles and escaping gravity the work conjectures on the enduring allure of traversing a wormhole.

Saturation Point is a curatorial and editorial platform for systems, non-objective and reductive art, mainly in the UK. We commission and publish reviews, interviews and other writing by established artists working in this field.

Susan Eyre

Jockel Liess

The London Group at Bankside

20 11 2021//

I’ll be showing a new moving image work, particle brows_er in this forthcoming exhibition which will include the diverse work of 80 The London group Members. Bankside Gallery is next door to tate Modern Thames riverside.

‘A considerable strength of The London Group is the diversity of art practices encompassed – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital work etc. Every medium is given equal weight and importance…’

More info here

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES [Video]

15 11 2021//

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES

A film projection exhibition by Sandra Crisp for Saturation Point projects (Patrick Morrissey+Hanz Hancock)

Artists: Sandra Crisp, Jockel Liess & Susan Eyre

Saturation Point, Deptford, London: Fri 11 (PV) & Sat 12 Nov 2022 5:30 – 9pm

Projected Topographies presents 3 artists with unique approaches to film incorporating the study of form, surface and location

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Saturation Point is a curatorial and editorial platform for systems, non-objective and reductive art, mainly in the UK. We commission and publish reviews, interviews and other writing by established artists working in this field.

Susan Eyre

Jockel Liess



PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES

12 11 2021//

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES

A film projection exhibition by Sandra Crisp for Saturation Point projects (Patrick Morrissey+Hanz Hancock)

Artists: Sandra Crisp, Jockel Liess & Susan Eyre

Deptford, London: Fri 11 (PV) & Sat 12 Nov 2022 5:30 – 9pm

Projected Topographies presents 3 artists with unique approaches to film incorporating the study of form, surface and location

Sandra Crisp: ‘E_Life’ uses 3D generated animation to present a digital environment populated with intensely textured and dynamic geometry.

Multiple and continually transforming organic forms, each originating from a simple 3D sphere are structured and surface-mapped with eclectic visuals such as emojis, fragmented images borrowed from 24-hour online rolling-news media and others downloaded via a search engine. Particle systems generate repeated, yet varied objects throughout the film which appear to have a life of their own. Overall suggesting the possibility of a simulated future/ nature.

Jockel Liess: ‘Variations on a theme’ is a generative audiovisual system which starts from a point of fascination with the aesthetics of irregular organic patterns.

Visually as well as sonically the aesthetic of natural patterns thrives on their intrinsic imperfection which are never distributed even or orderly, are never replications of themselves. They are rather reoccurring variations that form a recognisable tapestry of familiarity across an otherwise chaotic and unpredictable structure. Prospering from the tension that arises between repetition and asymmetry, and playfully inhabit the border region between order and randomness.

Susan Eyre: ‘Aóratos’ transports the viewer between everyday locations and terrains visually transformed via the use of an endoscope, a microscope, and cameras launched in a high-altitude balloon.

The film takes the precept that wormholes exist in our universe and imagines journeying through hidden landscapes, distorted spacetime and alternative perspectives. Envisaging potential encounters with cosmic strings, space foam, primordial chemistry, radioactive particles and escaping gravity the work conjectures on the enduring allure of traversing a wormhole.

Saturation Point is a curatorial and editorial platform for systems, non-objective and reductive art, mainly in the UK. We commission and publish reviews, interviews and other writing by established artists working in this field.

Susan Eyre

Jockel Liess

“E_Life” video at Morley gallery, London

22 07 2021//

Below are photos of my new video, ‘E_Life’ projected in the basement of the beautifully refurbished Morley gallery as part of The London Group’s CATCH YOUR BREATH group exhibition, London. Thanks to Morley for use of their super projector which provided the launch for this new work. Exhibition continues until Thursday 28 July 2022.

Also exhibiting the the basement space are artists Carol Wyss (illuminated sculpture), Eric fong (photography on lightbox) and Jockel Liess (code-based audiovisual)

Morley Gallery
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
Weds 20 July – Thurs 28 July
Open: Mon – Fri 12 – 5pm , Sat 1pm-5pm
Artist’s Talks: Sat 23 Jul, 3 – 4pm
Nearest tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo

Coming soon – CATCH YOUR BREATH: The London Group and Invited Artists

01 07 2021//

I’m really looking forward to taking part in upcoming The London Group exhibition CATCH YOUR BREATH where I’ll be showing a new video entitled ‘E_Life’ which will be projected in recently reburbished Morley gallery, London, UK 20-28 July. The exhibition will be across 2 venues, 3-30 July 2022: Morley gallery with 27 artists and St John’s Churchyard, 23 artists.

CATCH YOUR BREATH: The London Group and Invited Artists

St John’s Churchyard & Morley Gallery

Overall dates: 3rd – 30th July 2022

Catching one’s breath can happen if surprised, impressed or even shocked by something, such as an extraordinary object or image stumbled upon that instantaneously changes a familiar viewpoint. It can also be a time to pause or reflect and take stock.

Life in 2022 continues to appear full of uncertainties – After a tumultuous few years with a global pandemic and other crises including the war in Ukraine, and events such as climate change. However, in others ways perhaps we have reached a point of emergence; a tipping point where the potential for possibilities seems real once again.

In St Johns churchyard, Waterloo The London Group and invited artists whose work fits the discipline of sculpture and installation are responding to the theme, whilst Morley Gallery will host a member’s only exhibition.

Work in the newly refurbished Morley Gallery will include a diverse range of media such as painting; drawing; mixed media; photography on lightbox; small-scale sculpture; code-based audiovisual; video; archival digital and woodcut print techniques. Whilst artists respond in the historic Churchyard gardens using wood; steel & wire; site-specific installation; found objects; bamboo canes & plastic foil; tarpaulin; soil, water, clay, straw, sand, and cement; papier mache and paint, and much more.

Themes across both exhibitions are equally diverse: a work that incorporates dust collected from the Saharan desert; a minimalist blue sphere evokes oxygen(breath); reference to the futility and consequences of all wars; NASA images as an ephemeral reminder of our impact on nature; painting about the joy of the moment; 225 bright red pin wheels mounted on red canes, rising and falling over a grass mound; a work that catches the breath of visitors to the exhibition and a piece inspired by a book that starts with the words ‘Breathing In’ and ends with ‘Breathing Out’.

Morley Gallery
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
Weds 20 July – Thurs 28 July
Open: Mon – Fri 12 – 5pm , Sat 1pm-5pm
Artist’s Talks: Sat 23 Jul, 3 – 4pm
Nearest tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo

For full list of artists: CLICK HERE (The London Group website)

For private view details please drop me an email from the Contact page

WISH YOU/WE WERE HERE/THERE…[The Power Of The Postcard]

09 04 2021//

Venue: BOOKARTBOOKSHOP

Address: 17, Pitfield Street, Hoxton, LONDON, N1 6HB, UK

Date: 8-22 April Wed – Sat 12-6pm

WISH YOU/WE WERE HERE/THERE…[The Power Of The Postcard] Displayed in the window of BOOKARTBOOKSHOP, 17 Pitfield Street, London, UK
WISH YOU/WE WERE HERE/THERE…[The Power Of The Postcard] (Sandra Crisp, bottom left)

This exhibition, conceived in 2020 during lockdown when we were all separated from each other, explores the power of the postcard and contemplates the effects of the global pandemic through the medium of video stills, sound recordings, sculptures, found objects, photos, prints, drawings, poetry & paintings. Curated by Sumi Perera LG and includes postcards by 39 members of The London Group
More information included in this article HERE
The exhibition can be viewed online HERE

My postcard is a still image from short video loop, ‘City Rooftop Garden Retreat‘ (below): ‘A virtual and imaginary space to be in current times, changed by the pandemic.’


LG Xmas Exhibition at the The Cello Factory

08 12 2021//

I’m showing a version of ‘stuck_suez’ video at The London Group Christmas Exhibiton 2021 alongside an ‘Audiomaps’ video by Stephen Carley LG upstairs at The Cello Factory. Be great to see you there! Thanks so much to Nicola Schauerman for use of the really nice monitor.

Exhibiton details

The Cello Factory: 33-34 Cornwall Road, SE18TJ [close to Waterloo station]

8-16 December 1-6 Late night Weds 15th Dec

6-8 Artists Talks 9 Dec 6-8

‘In Plain Sight’ – Thelma Hulbert Gallery

10 08 2021//

I will be exhibiting a new video ‘perpetual browse_r C-19‘ in upcoming exhibition:- ‘In Plain Sight: The London Group & Thelma Hulbert and her London Group Friends

Video still perpetual browse_r C-19 2021 1080 x 1080 pixels Sandra Crisp

28 August – 30 October 2021
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LX

Curators are Judith Jones LG and Tim Craven LG (and Deborah Smith). Here, Tim Craven outlines the premise for the exhibition where members were asked to create new work around the theme

The simple and unifying premise of my fully formed idea was that each participating artist would be required to hide something of their choice in a new piece of work. The hidden element could be elementary, a trick of the eye, or complex in concept and execution, but it must be detectible in some way by the viewer: i.e. in plain sight.

Tim Craven

I responded to this premise with a new video perpetual browse_r C-19 where complex, dynamic 3D structures are textured-mapped with layered visual fragments borrowed from the web that refer to Covid-19 and the uneasiness of life during the pandemic pandemic.

More about In Plain Sight on The London Group website HERE

View an excerpt from video perpetual browse_r C-9 on this website

C_bloom/d-loop video Installation @ Edge to Edge exhibition

29 07 2021//

EDGE TO EDGE

C_bloom/ d-loop mixed media 150 cm x 150 cm wall-based video installation with sound is currently upstairs in the AV room at The Cello Factory. The installation incorporates 2 recent videos projected onto constructed 3D forms throughout the space. Here, I’ve posted a very short clip and (below) a longer montage view from different perspectives showing ‘d-loop’, one of the installed works.

Multiple elongated-cube structures were constructed* using wood to form 3D frames, then sheer muslin was used to wrap the surfaces. These multiple forms, suspended upon the wall provide unique projection surfaces whilst mirroring the many dynamic cubes in the video, as if they are emerging from virtual space. Audio is formed from a mobile phone recording of busy open spaces during lockdown, adding a humanizing element to the abstract forms in perpetual spiraling motion.

*Thanks again to artist and curator Alex Hinks’ cube construction/ installation idea for the realisation of this piece in it’s new ‘off-the-screen’ appearance for Edge to Edge.

Exhibition continues 23 July 2021 – 31 July 2021 Open daily 12-4pm & by appointment; The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ

See 1920 x 1080 version of this video ‘d_loop_search (UK floods)’ HERE

Edge to Edge Review by Simon Streather

26 07 2021//

Here’s a great review of Edge to Edge at The Cello Factory by Simon Streather published on Artlyst, do have a read to discover more about the exhibiting artists and view images of the show. The banner image is a shot of my installation ‘C-Bloom/ d-loop’ where my video is projected onto muslin stretched over wood-framed boxes. Many thanks to co-curator of the exhibition and artist Alex Hinks for coming up with this installation idea and for his box-making skills, it was great to try something new.

A nod to Malevich’s architectonic models seems to appear in the videos of Sandra Crisp. Only far from being a stilled utopian model, we are presented with an oscillating, almost breathing mass of units, accompanied by the human and machine-made cacophony of the street. This feeling of overload is sensed too in the hectic but carefully constructed collage she presents. 

Simon Streather

Read the review HERE Exhibition continues 23 July 2021 – 31 July 2021 Open daily 12-4pm & by appointment; The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ

Edge to Edge

11 07 2021//

Coming soon…delighted to be exhibiting video in this forthcoming show, hope to see you there. I will be creating a video installation upstairs @ The Cello Factory using recent work, with kind support from Alex Hinks.

Edge to Edge features artists who use hard edges of some kind in their work but who are not necessarily defined by them. The hard edges they use are often tempered, mixed or contrasted with chaos, mystery or even humour. It’s like 60’s Hard-edge painting for the 21st Century….

Duration23 July 2021 – 31 July 2021
TimesOpen daily 12-4pm & by appointment
CostFree
VenueThe Cello Factory
Address33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ

Edge to Edge on Artlyst HERE