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Moribund State(s) - Solo multimedia art exhibition

Moribund State(s) - Solo multimedia art exhibition

Hobbs, James (2020) Moribund State(s) - Solo multimedia art exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]

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For Moribund State[s], Hobbs has returned to his childhood home (Ohio, USA) in order to confront the place where one is originally from. With a perspective that is only gained from a distance (in both time and space), he has gathered indigenous materials in order to forge a series of new works which poetically ascribe a familiar yet foreign place. Anamorphic 16mm film projection combined with digital animation, light pieces choreographed with computer coding (housed in stripped down industrial looking structures inspired by antiquated parabolic lighting blueprints from his father’s archive), new school/old school polaroid photographs, and sounds whose manipulation is a deconstruction of time and meaning from a “recorded prayer”. Together, they work on loops but as they have different time spans they endlessly make new pieces/conversations/connections constantly reinventing the work, with chaos and calm arriving at unbeknownst times. The work and the implied narrative hint at something: distance, time, relationship to space/place. These interweaving sensorial systems enable unexpected things to happen. There is a poetry here - an ethereal sense of the known, the recognized. The governance of the personal finds contact points with something much larger, something more human, something with which we can all relate.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital Art, Multimedia Installation, Experimental Film, Photography, Memory, Archives
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
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Last Modified: 20 Mar 2021 23:18

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