Vertical Cinema #8, Mon 25th July


Beneath the Sea and Fog (2011), Kim Appleby

‘ “There seems to be no ability to see beyond, to see that we have encased ourselves in an artificial environment that has remarkably replaced the original, nature itself. We do not live with nature any longer; we live above it, off of it as it were. Nature has become the resource to keep this artificial or new nature alive.” (Godfrey Reggio)

The relationship and tension that exists between nature and technology within a postmodern landscape is the inspiration for my work. Notions of cataclysm, a prelude to an imminent apocalypse and the idea of a tipping point are fundamental in acknowledging the fragility and sustainability of the human race. In a world of mass consumption, virtual realities, war, natural disasters and access to unlimited knowledge, could we be teetering on the edge? The work I produce is an exploration into unknown environments, the apocalyptic sublime, the aftermath of cataclysm. The work appears contradictory, emotive yet systematic, organised but chaotic, representative of the tension between nature and technology, the real and the virtual.’


staticerosion; Tiny Inconsistencies (c.1999), Raymond Salvatore Harmon

‘Organic tapestries of decaying matter dissolve time as flowers bloom and erosion becomes the birth of complex compositions.’ (staticerosion)

‘The subdued flame-like flashes and sounds reinforce the feeling of quietly smouldering passion. Together, these elements come together to create a delicate composition which is abstract, yet full of feeling. Featuring appearances by the late Shelly Winters and Frank Sinatra.’ (Tiny Inconsistencies)


Collage; Cuppa; She, He, It, Me (2011), Sarah Younan

‘My videos focus on the symbolism of the ceramic vessel; in particular its connection to sexuality and the female form. The table ware comes alive and celebrates a carnivalesque tea party that turns the world upside down.
I am the little teapot.’


Composition in Blue, Magenta & Yellow (2008), A. Wood

‘This was an experimental duel screen animation made up from multiple layers of video footage. Main insperation came from the 1950’s animator Norman Mclaren and more recently the artist Jeremy Blake.’


Textures, Lights & Solids (2007), Hypnagogik

‘Breathing: Second Texture, Human Figure

Monitor: Third Texture

Fingerscreen: Fourth Texture

Carpet: Fifth Texture’