16 11 2022//
A film projection curated 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 locationSandra 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.