Rebecca Birch: Beam

19 Nov 2011 – 18 Dec 2011

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Open: Fri-Sun 1pm-5pm

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The Great Central

Leicester, United Kingdom

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The Great Central is very pleased to present a solo exhibition by Rebecca Birch.

Shooting new footage in-situ at The Great Central, and combining this with her previous film, Rebecca creates an experimental installation with projected video. Allowing the beams of light to spill from one projection surface to another, the projected new and historical footage is allowed to refract and reflect within the space to create double exposures, a blurring of the boundaries between the films current, previous and potential context. The new and complex layers of narrative explore time, space and the landscape of the gallery.

Birch's previous work has explored locations through people's narrative descriptions; here she has taken a more experimental and playful take on describing a space. This work continues with the Great Central's theme of allowing artists the time and space to experiment and to take their work in new directions.

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Rebecca is currently doing a PhD at Loughborough University. She has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at Quare and the Agency, London; HotelMariaKapel (HMK), Holland and GaleriAneks, Poland. She was selected for East International 06 and had performances and projects at The Whitechapel Art Gallery, South Bank Centre and De La Warr Pavillion as well as residencies in Banff, the Arctic Circle and California. She curates 'Ledge', 'Field Broadcast' (with Rob Smith) and 'MicroPerformance'. Forthcoming projects include the Tatton Park Biennial 2012 with Field Broadcast.

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