And then… consisted of a new moving image work situated within a real-time simulation.
Exploring possibilities for agency in digital production and the anxieties that spawn from submerging a body within technology, this new work presented dislocated narratives that pull in and out of focus, coming together and falling apart as an artificially intelligent camera encounters them.
Oliver Sutherland’s work often examines the language of digital production, focusing on the relationship between content, tool and the user. At the time of the exhibition, Sutherland had recently been an associate artist as part of the Tate St Ives Artists Programme 2015, and a recipient of the Spike Island and the Centre for Moving Image Research (CMIR) of the University of the West of England (UWE) production bursary 2016.
The exhibition was part of South West Showcase, a recurring open call platform (est 2013), showcasing artists from across the South West region. The showcase aims to support contemporary artists working and living in the South West through a year long programme of mentoring and support with an exhibition outcome; presenting a long-term commitment to profiling and supporting the practices of artists in this region.
Kindly supported by Lottery funding from Arts Council England with additional support through the Spike Island and the Centre for Moving Image Research (CMIR) of the University of the West of England (UWE) production bursary.
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