Head down to the Harris Museum & Art Gallery this Saturday as it launches Recent Findings, a new exhibition and British premiere of current work by artist Simon Faithfull. Faithfull works predominantly in drawing, video and installation, using different technologies to record his surroundings.The show combines new work Faithfull has shown in Germany, France and New York but have yet to be shown in the UK.Advertisement
It will include his newest piece, the film 0˚00 Navigation (commissioned by Landscape and Arts Network Services), an intriguing and obsessive journey exactly along the Greenwich Meridian from Peace Haven in Hampshire to Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire. A solitary figure is seen using a GPS device to follow the exact line of longitude, negotiating all obstacles encountered – climbing through windows, wading through streams and crawling through hedges.
Also included in the exhibition is Faithfull’s newly commissioned projection work, A Murder.
Faithfull will be delivering a talk on Recent Findings at the Harris on Saturday 27 March; 12–1pm. Experience a fascinating insight in to the exhibition from the artist himself as he takes visitors through the process of documenting his intriguing journeys. The event is free but you will need to book, please call 01772 905414.
The exhibition has been curated by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and presented as part of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival. AND is a new festival presented by folly, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and Cornerhouse that welcomes audiences to experience the best in new cinema and digital culture.
Simon Faithfull: Recent Findings runs at Harris Museum & Art Gallery 27 March – 5 June 2010
image credit: Simon Faithfull, 0˚00 Navigation, 2008, DVD (Video + Super 8 transferred to video)
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