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Two Openings

Posted in Minescape with tags , , on May 10, 2011 by brettvanort

May 13 will see my work opening in two different venues in two different cities on the same night.  Hopefully it won’t be the last time this happens, but it will definitely be a first.

If you are in Liverpool from May 13 – June 26 you can see Minescape at LOOK Liverpool Festival.  My work will be included in a group show entitled Collateral Damage and will be hanging alongside the likes of Simon Norfolk, Tim Hetherington, Zijah Gafic, Paul Lowe, Edmund Clark, Lisa Barnard,  Ashley Gilbertson, Mishka Henner, Adam Broomberg and Olivier Chanarin.

May 13-June 26

That same night in London you can visit The Opportunity Area in the Shopping Center in Elephant and Castle to see a collection of work that looks at the regeneration of the area.  My audio visual of time lapse of the area from mid-2009 will be on view as will be a collection of great projects from other artists I’ve been associated with for over two years now.  This show will be on view from 13 May-22 May.

13 May-22 May

So there is something for those of you in the North and the South.  Don’t say I’m not trying to spread the work and the word around!


Elephant photos

Posted in LCC assignments with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2009 by brettvanort

A series of photos showing the sun setting on the ever present elephant.

The sunrise on the Heygate Estate. Soon to be demolished

Because my project was made up of about 10,800 photographs run together in a series of 1/30th of a second spasms, I realized that I didn’t have actual photographs.  So I made some.  Here they are.


Posted in LCC assignments with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2009 by brettvanort

Economy.  My reaction?  The way that we move and shake.  This is my take on our Elephant and Castle project:

In documenting the Elephant and Castle I opted to take multiple exposures instead of singular frames.  When these multiple images are compiled together in a sequence, it highlights the movement of our daily lives.  This animation shows the daily slog of a commute, waiting for the bus or the ATM, walking through a subway or the streets of a housing estate.  Traffic flow patterns, rapid transportation patterns all emerge when real time is manipulated to see the ebb and flow of the area.  This in essence is the economy of Elephant and Castle at work.

People blurred into a pattern making one realize that we are part of a bigger picture.  It makes one feel both insignificant but at the same time a part of the greater whole.  We are not permanent fixtures on this planet nor are the buildings or the cars.  All that stays the same is the rising and setting of the sun, which acts as a benchmark to the passage of time.

Unfortunately You Tube blocked my audio track but I’m trying to figure out a way around this.

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