Label: Farpoint Recordings
2004年に始動したアイルランド発の音とビジュアルアートの専門レーベルFarpoint Recordingsの作品。開催までに5年を費やしたという、このレーベルも関与した大規模な展覧会"Shorelines"の記録を纏めた全48ページのDVD付きブック。その名の通り"海岸線"に纏わる作品が数多く展示され、参加アーティストはArtificial Memory TraceことSlavek Kwi以外はほぼ無名ですが、アーカイヴ化を得意とするこのレーベルらしい非常に細かく且つ綺麗に整理された充実の内容。映像、インスタレーションのスライドムービー、サラウンド仕様の録音などなど、各作家の作品が本当に細かく確認出来ます。マスト。
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling
A new 48 page book and DVD published to coincide
with the Shorelines touring exhibition.
'...where a work engages with sound and visuals, the complexity of specifics and inferences is huge. In Shorelines, these are variously expressed through objects, moving images and sound: the last two inherently require time and place to happen.'
Extract from 'The Idea Of Shorelines' by Seán McCrum
‘Shorelines’ has taken almost five years to bring to exhibition and in that time it has been blown this way and that as the nuances in the relationship between art and folk have been explored in the work of other artists. If anything, it has become an exploration of the idea of identity, the experience of emigration and the mobility of culture as refracted through the work of artists like Anthony Kelly, David Stalling, Slavek Kwi, Anne Troake, Pierre LeBlanc and Angela Antle.
Extract from essay by Ciarán Walsh
A new 48 page book with colour and black white sections containing images of works from the Shorelines exhibitions. There are texts relating to the project from curators Charlotte Jones and Seán McCrum which feature alongside contributions by Ciarán Walsh, Trevor Bell and Kieran Westley. The DVD contains a multitude of sound and video materials by the Shorelines artists that relate to and expand upon the individual works in Shorelines.
Shorelines is an international touring project that explores the many readings of the term, shorelines and specific coastal landscapes through the forms of multimedia, photographic and video installation by Canadian and Irish artists. To date, the project has been exhibited at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery Corner Brook, Newfoundland (February 25 to April 3, 2010); The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland (May 27 to September 26, 2010); Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, (October 21 to November 20, 2010) and Siamsa Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland (November 27, 2010 to January 14th, 2011).
The Shorelines exhibition will be featured as part of Ten Days On The Island, Tasmania, during March & April 2011.
'To explore these many readings of shorelines, we approached three Canadian artists and three artists based in Ireland and asked them to visit two regions: the Port au Port Peninsula on the west coast of Newfoundland; and Co. Kerry on the west coast of Ireland. We identified these specific and significant shorelines to explore how communities — human and otherwise — respond to change and assembled background information about the locations that would inform the visits. We selected sites that were especially compelling for several reasons — cultural, historical, ecological and so on. These landscapes are quite beautiful and become even more intriguing given that these embody many layers of interest.'
Extract from 'The Landscape of Shorelines', Charlotte Jones