“Your advertising’s just dandy… folks would never guess you don’t have a thing to sell” (1967/2012) 5 metre long wallpaper window installation at Vitrine Gallery, Bermonsey.
7 Moment Paintings. White Oil on Black Ground on Canvas & Indian Ink on White Chalk Ground on Board. Various sizes.
5 Muzzle Paintings. Photographic Emulsion on Rag paper.
“The gun is perhaps the most iconic image in the media, a constant presence in everything from newscasts about faraway wars and local crimes to its persistent role as a narrative device in movies. While guns always foreshadow violence, they also offer a false promise of safety from an outside threat.”
Christian Marclay’s Crossfire White Cube catalogue, 2007
Guns evoke a paradoxical sense of dread and fascination in people. Bang Bang is a black & white silent animation created from 7 single frames of found film footage of muzzle flashes - the device used to portray gun fire in films. Like a fingerprint every muzzle flash differs. I wanted to make an animation capturing the subtlety & seductiveness of this ‘light’ used so ubiquitously to depict violence.
It also has a series of Moment paintings & Muzzle Flash photo paintings made in conjunction with this piece. It has been screened at Wimbledon Short Film festival 2011 and at Vitrine Gallery’s Lewton Bus: A Double Feature exhibition with the “Your advertising’s just dandy… folks would never guess you don’t have a thing to sell” (2012) installation.
Bang Bang has exhibited & screened at:
Abstracta, Casa Del Cinema, Rome, Italy Oct 2013 (Grand Prix Award)
C the Film, Fringe Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland Aug 2013
Animasivo, Festival de Mexico, Mexico May 2013
Chinese Open, Q Park, London Feb 2013
PRISM 12 Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK July 2012
The Lewton Bus ‘Coming Soon’, Vitrine Gallery & Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey. Feb 2012
Wimbledon Short film festival Sept 2011
Photosensitive, One Church Street Gallery. Great Missenden, UK June 2011
Futura Oblique, The nunnery, March 2011
CCW Salon New Gallery, London March 2011
Moving Image South with Patrick Keiller, HMV Curzon Cinema, Wimbledon Feb 2011