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Date: 2015

Materials: Digital hologram, 35mm slide + projector

Size: Hologram 29 x 29 cm

Installation: Gallery wall

Notes: Produced within the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015.

The digital hologram containing three distinct planes of light, each punctuated by a rectangular hole, is displayed in a traditional format on the gallery wall.
Light from a 35mm slide is projected across the space to illuminate the holographic rectangle.

The location and structure of the plinth, which supports the 35mm slide projector, is integral to the installation, offering a 'barrier' between the observer and the observed.

There are a series of questions raised around the nature of the illumination.  Is the projector projecting the image, seen in the hologram, in a traditional manner?  Where is the image located?  Within the hologram, within the projector or some space between the two?

Attempting to view the holographic image 'head on', at the point where traditional vanishing point perspective would become operative, caused the observer to obscure the illuminating source effectively 'switching off' the holographic image. 

The use of semi-redundant technology (slide projector) as an integral aspect of the installation, alongside advanced imaging technology (digital holographics) and the vocabulary of gallery installation (through wall-based and museum plinths) attempt to raise question around the misconception of how holographic images are ‘projected’ and their 'place' in a display culture.

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Published in Andrew Pepper

Documentary images from the 2015 Summer Lodge have been shown, for the first time, in an experimental display space made up of 14 digital information screens located in the Broad Marsh Bus Station pedestrian tunnel.


As part of the lodge students on the fine art course apply to act as documenters and are given access to all of the studios and workshops so that they can record activities during the two-week residency.  This year Ashley Hay documented the event, and a selection of his images have been visible at T14 during September.



Each year fine art staff, invited artists, local art groups and artists from other academic institutions (nationally and internationally) take over the fine art studios at Nottingham Trent University.

The Summer Lodge aims to develop speculative work, alongside a conference day, and support research-informed teaching that then feeds back into the university’s fine art delivery.

 

www.summerlodge.org

 

 

Published in Shout

Curated by Frank Abbott, Film Free and Easy took place on 22nd October at Primary Studios, Nottingham, and was the second in a series of evening projection presentations.

Andrew Pepper showed Three Planes Transected, an installation using 35mm slide projection and holography.  A developmental piece which began as part of the 2015 Summer Lodge, a two week residency within the fine art studios at Nottingham Trent University during July.

More details: www.weareprimary.orgwww.apepper.com, www.summerlodge.org

 

Artist exhibiting included: Sara Bonaventura, Craig Parr, Jane Wheat, Kirsty Birtwistle, Sue Ansell, Emily Simpson, Claire Davies, Laura O’connor, Emily Warner and Gavin Rogers, Frank Abbott, Yelena Popova, Wayne Burrows, Reece Straw, Julian Hughes, Amir Ghazi-Noory, Yvonne Lake and Andrew Pepper.

 

Published in Shout

Date: 2015

Materials: Digital hologram, video camera, video monitor and shuttered theatrical spotlight

Size: Hologram 29 x 29 cm

Installation: Gallery floor

Notes: Produced within the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015.

Oblique Lean is one of a series of pieces developed during the Summer Lodge 2015 residency which takes place each year within the fine art studios at Nottingham Trent University. Part of the 'peripheral view' group of works, it attempts to dislocate the viewer's initial connection with the holographic image.

Much of our visual engagement with our environment is 'peripheral' - images and sounds just 'outside' of our field of focus. 

When approaching the floor-based installation the image of the illuminated hologram is displayed live on a cubic, cathode ray video monitor.  The structure of the shuttered light, which illuminates both hologram, monitor and floor, reflects the spatial structure found within the hologram.

Moving through the exhibition space an observer walks into the viewing zone of the holographic image which displays its dimensional image.  At this point the live video image is no longer visible.

www.apepper.com

Published in Andrew Pepper

The NTU Fine Art Summer Lodge is well underway with many of the Stillunresolved artists taking part in this 10 day residency.

The annual lodge is intended as an opportunity to think through making by being able to work for a while without many of the usual constraints and distractions. It is a collective space in which to undertake experiments, pursue new ideas and allow unexpected leaps of imagination.

View images of work from participating artists and visual reflections, day by day, as the lodge develops at www.summerlodge.org/welcome

Published in Shout

For ten days each July, the Fine Art studios and workshops of Nottingham Trent University are transformed into The Summer Lodge and play host to a gathering of thirty diverse artists. It is intended as an opportunity to think through making by being able to work for a while without many of the usual constraints and distractions. It is a collective space in which to undertake experiments, pursue new ideas and allow unexpected leaps of imagination.

 

 

This group, comprising current NTU tenured and hourly paid staff, artists working in the city of Nottingham and beyond, both nationally and internationally plus student studio assistants, will initiate new dialogues and critical exchange through engaging together in a period of sustained studio/workshop practice.

This year we celebrate our 5 year anniversary.  Documentation of previous Summer Lodges and activities during our celebration year are available here under the ‘Archive’ links at the top of the page and, for 2014, using the ‘Day’ links.

 

 

 

 

 

The Summer Lodge was founded by Danica Maier who co-ordinates and chairs the steering committee made up of:  Andrew Brown, Emma Cocker, Joanne Lee and Andrew Pepper.

www.summerlodge.org

 

Published in Lodges

Date: 2015

Materials: Digital hologram, shuttered theatrical spotlight

Size: Hologram 29 x 29 cm

Installation: Gallery floor

Notes: Produced within the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015.

 

In the centre of a darkened space the rectangular hologram is displayed supported by a thin wooden plinth, illuminated directly from above by a shuttered theatrical spotlight.

Light falls onto the holographic surface, which in turn casts a shadow onto the floor below.  The installation is part of the 'peripheral view' group of works, which attempts to dislocate the viewer's initial connection with the holographic image.

From the initial approach to the work the image in the hologram is not visible, only the structural arrangement which supports the holographic space.

As the viewer changes their point of observation and moves within the vertical viewing zone of the hologram, a series of three planes, each with a rectangular space, becomes visible.

One of these virtual surfaces 'sits' directly on the picture place of the hologram's surface, one protrudes into the observer's space and the third recedes into the hologram's space.

www.apepper.com

 

 

 

Published in Andrew Pepper

Installation photographs taken of Kite II at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. The painting was created as an opportunity to test out a wall painting in a white cube space during The Summer Lodge at Nottingham Trent University in July 2014. The configuration was taken from a smaller painting Kite I and this work is featured in an earlier series entitled Nets.

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