New Exhibition – Recording an emotional response @The Bowery

Recording an emotional response at The Bowery: An exhibition of new work from Christopher Hall and Janey Walklin

Two Leeds-based artists whose work explores the recording of memories and personal  histories are opening a new exhibition at The Bowery, Headingley. Recording an emotional response brings together the work of Christopher Hall and Janey Walklin at Headingley’s vibrant contemporary art space.

Garden chair drawing | oil on canvas |2015

Janey Walklin | Garden chair drawing | oil on canvas |2015

The exhibition will explore how we create personal narratives in the everyday and how our relationship with the past is changing in the digital age, showcasing work in a wide range of media, from video, to photographs and paintings.

Chistopher Hall is a painter and filmmaker who uses elements of collage and found imagery in his work. Alongside his art he is training to be a Media Archivist currently on placement at Yorkshire Film Archive.

“My work celebrates the medium of film specifically the small gauge 8mm home movie format that was very popular in the 1960s and 70s. I admire the unique qualities of film and what can be done with it creatively. I like to manipulate film through various processes to create images that are impossible to achieve digitally in the same way. I am also interested in the implications of digital technology on how we document and store information, the importance of archives and what will survive 100 years from now.”

The Singular Beauty of a Glorious Death | 8mm film transferred to HD | 6 min 55 sec | colour | sound

The Singular Beauty of a Glorious Death | 8mm film transferred to HD | 6 min 55 sec | colour | sound

The exhibition runs rom 26th June-11th September 2015 with preview Friday 26th June 5-7pm. Both artists in residence in a special interactive day at the Bowery on Saturday 8th August from 10-4pm.

More info on The Bowery website.

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About chrishallrealtime

Visual Artist and Filmmaker
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