Sidsel Christensen - Study for Composition X26. Sep - 29. Sep 13 / ended Gymnasium Art Gallery
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival presents a newly commissioned moving image work from Norwegian artist Sidsel Christensen. ‘Study for Composition X’ was created on location in Berwick in August, capturing the geological qualities of the landscape and coastal line using the human form with the artist’s body as an interactive framing device.
The piece specifically deals with how we see, and how we are placed, in the spaces that surround us, and how that has affected the history of landscape portraiture in art.
The work will be installed on two opposing screens: one presenting the original videos created on the Norwegian coast, in which the artist faces across the North Sea to the UK, and the other presenting the new work, filmed in Berwick, in which the artist will return her gaze over the
water. Responding to the Festival’s theme, North by Northeast, the work will connect the two coastal locations.
‘Study for Composition X’ has been commissioned by the Festival, in partnership with the NABROAD/ Norwegian Collaborative Organisation for Contemporary Art Abroad, with the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Arts Council England.
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