Unearthed” – Cumbrian artists exhibit new digital work in Egremont
Exhibition Launch 5.30pm – 8pm Thursday 7th February 2013
Open: 10.30am – 4.30pm daily from Friday 8th– Wednesday 13th Feb
Developed as part of a residency at the mine with artist and ‘videosmith’, Sam Meech, the project is hosted by Signal Films and funded by Arts Council England to provide local artists, photographers and filmmakers new opportunities working in digital art.
The show features several impressive new moving image installations, including a time-lapse film exploring coastal erosion, a digitally painted animation of live sushi, and a hypnotic HD video installation of soil particles suspended in oil.
The residency took place from October 2012 to Feb 2013, and the participating artists were introduced to production techniques including stop-motion animation, video editing and sound recording. For the exhibition, the artists have been responding to the setting of the mine, creating works that examine the notion of ‘unearthing’, through found footage, animation, video and documentary. The artists involved in the project have also been contributing to a blog with posts on the progress of their works, which can be found at: www.viewfromflorencemine.wordpress.com