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Nature Morte

Nature Morte

Hobbs, James (2015) Nature Morte. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

"Nature Morte", 16mm B & W with Optical Sound, 10’ 27”, 2015

"Nature Morte" is a suite of 16mm films composed of different floral arrangements, whereby the subject matter also transforms into a source of sound. Looking back towards Robert Mapplethorpe’s early flower photographs, the film takes on board the ideas that the flowers represented here are simultaneously life and death – and as such have a frequency that hums with tension. With a focused and durational gaze, each “still life” explores the visual beauty of a staged composition, while at the same time searching for moments within the frame that utilize the optical soundtrack on the film’s surface to create sonic equivalent. Here, the image is sound, and the sound is image.

1) Nature Morte – Still Life with Gypsophila and Sound
2) Nature Morte – Still Life with Chinchemerie and Sound
3) Nature Morte – Still Life with Orchid and Sound
4) Nature Morte – Still Life with Oriental Lillies and Sound
5) Nature Morte - Still Life with Gravellax, Calla Lily, and Sound
6) Nature Morte – Still Life with Tulip and Sound
7) Nature Morte – Still Life with Brassica and Sound

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: This film has been screened and displayed in many a variey of international exhibitions/festivals including: Cognitive Turbulence at Worm Filmhaus, Rotterdam, NL; Independent Film Show, Naples, IT; Analogue Recurring at Lo & Behold, London, UK; Sound/Image at Greenwich Galleries, London, UK; (I)MAGESOUND(S) at Walter Bruno Auditorium/Lincoln Center, New York, USA.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 16mm film, Sound, Image, Mapplethorpe, Beauty, Death, Expanded cinema, Hobbs
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
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Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 16:52
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT b
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16994

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