Coutts, Nicky, 2015, Art or design object, All Rise
|Abstract or Description:||
'All Rise' is an HD split screen HD video work (7’30) involving collaborations with The Royal Central College of Speech and Drama, The Perdekamp Emotional Method of Acting (PEM) and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, amongst other individual participants and performers. The film took a year to make and involved documenting over the course of 6 months, first year drama students learning to become specific animals identified for them for study at London Zoo. The students are observed slipping between being themselves and leaning towards the animal. They are seen progressing and sometimes losing momentum. The film is made using vertical columns of imagery and a verticality of sound. All humans represented either attempt to become animal or become part of a reprographic process, subsuming themselves into copying machines. All animals represented imitate their human counterparts.
‘All Rise’ looks to mimicry across the species divide inviting a meeting place where both could coincide. With the visual columns and interruptions of sound arranged as for a musical score the sum of disconnected notations are willed to perform beyond any feasible intentions of the maker, providing audiences with a condition in which to consider and inhabit a mimetic realm.
‘All Rise’ was first shown as part of the solos show ‘My Previous Life as an Ape’ at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London (April-May 2015) and has since featured as part of a series of artists’ talks at the gallery, the RCA and LCC aimed at MA and research students. It is accompanied by a publication of the same title which contains a text by John Harrington that mimic’s Coutts concerns as an act of writing rather than providing a commentary.
|Subjects:||Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing
|School or Centre:||School of Fine Art|
|Copyright Holders:||Nicky Coutts, John Harrington, Danielle Arnaud|
|Date Deposited:||19 Dec 2016 13:36|
|Last Modified:||19 Dec 2016 13:36|
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