'Darren Banks: 'Object Cinema' The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK'
Image: Darren Banks, Object Cinema, 2015, Single Channel HD Video 16:9, 5:26 minutes looped (DB0091) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK
The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema
26 November 2015 - 26 January 2016
Wednesday 25th November 2015 17:30 - 19:30
Darren Banks' Object Cinema opens at The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema following its premiere during the 56th International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia.
Inspired by Who Goes There?, a short story written in 1932 by John W. Campbelln about the discovery of an unknown being under the Antarctic ice, Object Cinema is a moving film sculpture without beginning and end. Who Goes There? was first printed in a magazine before being published as a short story, and has since inspired several feature film versions in the science fiction horror genre with the title, The Thing.
In Object Cinema, the content of the story becomes a 'Thing' itself, morphing from one format to another, linking media from the original films. Banks is interested in how the physical words vanish, and later resurface as immaterial dataflow, moving from the written page, then captured in celluloid, tape and digital code, and ultimately circulated globally online. The work will be displayed as a single channel projection on the main screen in The Gallery.
Curator of The Gallery, Elisabetta Fabrizi comments, "We are delighted to be exhibiting Object Cinema at The Gallery enabling North East audiences to see and experience Darren's work after the success of its exhibition in Venice last May."
To coincide with the presentation of Object Cinema, Tyneside Cinema are screening a mini-season of horror films curated by Banks under the title Who Goes There? including The Devil Doll and Black Christmas and a late-night triple bill comprising The Thing, Night Of The Creeps and From Beyond.
Object Cinema is commissioned by Tyneside Cinema, supported by Workplace Gallery and Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice and funded by Arts Council England.
Tyneside Cinema 10-12 Pilgrim Street Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 6QG
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.