Perfect Moments

January, 2010

Perfect Moments took place at the Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall and was part of Transition 9.

The Transition series allows artists' to experiment with new work in a gallery environment over a period of four days. Because the exhibition is in a state of flux the artists' can continually re-imagine or re-contextualise their work as much as they wish. The public are permitted to interact with the artists' throughout the exhibition period.

This exhibition was an experimental attempt to create new perfect, or imperfect moments out of per-existing subjective 'perfect moments' in film. Questioning the responsibility perfection has in our culture.

Some of these perfect moments remained untouched; others had been manipulated beyond recognition. In other areas old film clips joined new film clips to give a stereo depiction of nostalgia vs. disappointment.   Once removed from their context these moments ceased to have emotional impact, they became incomplete, however something interesting happened once singled out, layered and analysed.

<b>Day one:</b>

Monitors were assembled into a line, all videos were synced.

Day one:

Monitors were assembled into a line, all videos were synced.

<b>Day three:</b>

Monitors were edited down to a pair. Each monitor played the same video piece but with a delay of one second between each piece, resulting in an echoes and rhythms forming.

The viewer sat on a deliberately uncomfortable stool wearing headphones.

Sound was fed into a mixer so that the left monitor sound appeared in the left headphone, and the right monitor sound was fed into the right headphone.

Day three:

Monitors were edited down to a pair. Each monitor played the same video piece but with a delay of one second between each piece, resulting in an echoes and rhythms forming.

The viewer sat on a deliberately uncomfortable stool wearing headphones.

Sound was fed into a mixer so that the left monitor sound appeared in the left headphone, and the right monitor sound was fed into the right headphone.

<b>Day four:</b>

All videos were complied onto a single DVD and projected in large scale onto the gallery wall.

Day four:

All videos were complied onto a single DVD and projected in large scale onto the gallery wall.

Mascis (perfect moment #1)
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Natalya Bondarchuk (perfect moment #5)
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Pacific (perfect moment #6)
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Rocky (perfect moment #7)
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Dying Rabbit (perfect moment #8)
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