Thursday, April 02, 2009

Joe Clark "Transfixed Motion / Transitory Still" Shefield Hallam University

Private view: Thursday 2 April

Exhibition dates: Friday 3 April–Saturday 18 April
Monday–Saturday 10am–4pm
Closed Good Friday 10 April and Easter Monday 13 April

Address: Sheffield Institute of Art and Design Gallery
Furnival Building
Sheffield Hallam University
153 Arundel Street
Sheffield S1 2NU

Gallery contact: 0114 225 6777
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In closing his contribution to the essay collection, Stillness and Time: Photography and the Moving Image, David Campany postulates: ‘Photography has all but given up the ‘decisive moment’ in order to explore what a moment is; video art has all but given up movement, the better to think what movement is … But must the speedy always be sacrificed in all this? Need slowness be the only way? At this key point in the histories of art and media, I think it is a question worth posing. And a pose worth questioning’. – ‘Posing, Acting, Photography’

The two notions of stillness and movement, and how these can powerfully conflict, contradict or compliment each other, are the premise of Transfixed Motion | Transitory Still. This exhibition, curated by Esther Johnson and David Williams, brings together a diverse group of 22 UK-based artists whose work reflects the above quote and who incorporate moving image, photographyand/or sound into their practice.

The show runs from Friday 3 to Saturday 18 April, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Saturday, at Sheffield Institute of Art and Design Gallery. Please note, the Gallery will be closed on Good Friday 10 April and Easter Monday 13 April.

Curators: Esther Johnson
David Williams