'Vane Shorts 1' presents works by five artists, each of whom are showing video works that share an interest in repetitive and/or seemingly compulsive actions. Each artist uses a different medium to realise their work, ranging from the hand drawn (McDonald) and painted (Whall) image which is then animated via the computer, painstakingly detailed 3D digital renderings of objects in motion (Flynn), to the re-editing of appropriated mass media and popular culture (Dolphin) and rhythmic editing of footage of a series of performative actions (Maggý).
'Vane Shorts' marks the introduction of a new strand to the Vane's programme, one that will continue to be a component of the gallery's programme in future years. Over the next four consecutive weeks (Fridays 23 & 30 November, 7 & 14 December) the gallery will present a different group exhibition each week, lasting just for the one day. These first four exhibitions also serve to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Vane's foundation and showcase the work of some of the local, national, and international artists that have been involved with Vane both past and present, as well as including a selection of young and emerging artists showing at the gallery for the first time.