Pixel Palace hosts Artists in Residence October to November 2011
In October 2011, Pixel Palace launched its first Artists in Residence programme at Tyneside Cinema hosting three exciting artists, Kelly Richardson, Katie Goodwin and Rachel Lancaster. Working across the fields of digital technology and new media, the artists spent eight weeks developing new work, mentoring The Factory group and presenting at events, including Meet the Artists and Datarama 15.
Pixel Palace commissioned Northern Stars (a young filmmakers' academy) to produce three short films to capture the artist's experiences and share the work they developed in the context of the cinema space.
Kelly Richardson is an internationally renowned lens-based artist. Pixel Palace invited Kelly to work within the cinema space in the lead up to a major international touring exhibition opening in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2012, which will survey and celebrate her work to date. Here Kelly discusses the development of Mariner 9, a new multi-channel video installation based on the planet Mars.
Read Kelly’s blog to find out more about the aspiration, research and specific challenges in making Mariner 9.
Katie Goodwin is an emerging artist currently based in London. Recently completing her postgraduate studies at Wimbledon College of Art & Design, her practice investigates the relationship between cinema and art. Utilising ‘found’ film stills, Katie creates mesmerizing animations from familiar and often iconic film imagery. During her time at Tyneside Cinema, the artist explains why she used this residency in particular to produce new work from a piece of 4-second leader footage from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.
Read Katie’s s blog to find out more about her antics in the North East!
Rachel Lancaster is an artist and musician. Her practice explores the interplay between reality and illusion and is greatly inspired by the language of cinema. At a time when digital media has a prevalent role in today's society, Lancaster combines sound and moving image through the use of 'handmade' techniques and lo-fi effects (including Foley sound reproduction techniques and the illusionary theatrical trick, Peppers Ghost) to recreate a sense of awe and mystery for the viewer.
Rachel reveals more about her investigations in her residency blog.