Daria Martin and Elad Lassry at the Fashion Museum

8 Nov 2008 – 30 Nov 2008

The Fashion Museum

Bath, United Kingdom


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Exhibition opening 6 to 9pm, Friday 7 November 2008 at The Fashion Museum, Walcot Chapel and Museum of Bath at Work


Contemporary Art Programming is delighted to present works by Daria Martin and Elad Lassry at the Fashion Museum as part of the AMIE/08, a programme of artist moving image screenings, talks and installations. Daria Martin's film Harpstrings and Lava, is a new work that explores the artists' longstanding interest in the relationship between performer and object. Martin is fascinated by the magical and symbolic; her fairytale like characters, ambiguous film narrative, and sumptuously filmed production fuse together creating an opulent visual aesthetic which carries the spectator off to an enchanted dream like world. In Elad Lassry's 16mm untitled film, New York City Ballet dancers Megan LeCrone and Ask La Cour perform the last minute of the seminal choreography by George Balanchine for the pas de deux from Agon (1957). The dancers are filmed from a pre- determined positioning of the camera based upon Doris Humphrey's diagram from her 1958 book ‘The Art of Making Dances' in which she breaks the dance stage into potential relative strength points. AMIE/08 is a programme of screenings, talks and installations in Bath this autumn, presented by Contemporary Art Programming in association with the Bath Film Festival. This year AMIE/08 exhibits and screens artists' performance to camera projects with works by artists including Daria Martin, Elad Lassry and Wilhelm Sasnal. AMIE/08 is also proud to present a new commission, Act Natural by Kim Coleman and Jenny Hogarth. Act Natural is a multi screen projection that uses light as a medium and subject and experiments with different forms of perception and representation. This work will be installed in the eclectic heritage site the Museum of Bath at Work, set amongst a plethora of memorabilia from the last 200 years of working Bath. For further information and for exhibition venues and screening times, please go to www.bathfilmfestival.org contemporaryartprogramming (CAP) vigorously pursues the boldest new work being made in contemporary art. By linking up with other organisations, museums and galleries, CAP delivers an ambitious programme of events and exhibitions that challenge and support the latest new ideas and trends being explored by today's groundbreaking artists. CAP's focus is on curating and exhibiting artist moving image work, its flagship project is AMIE — The Artist Moving Image Exhibition.

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