• Between the Bullet and the Hole

Satz, Aura, 2016, Art or design object, Between the Bullet and the Hole

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Between the Bullet and the Hole is a film centred on the elusive and complex effects of war on women's role in ballistic research and early computing. The film features new and archival high-speed bullet photography, schlieren and electric spark imagery, bullet sound wave imagery, forensic ballistic photography, slide rulers, punch cards, computer diagrams, and a soundtrack by Scanner. Like a frantic animation storyboard, it explores the flickering space between the frames, testing the perceptual mechanics of visual interpolation, the possibility of reading or deciphering the gap between before and after. Interpolation - the main task of the women studying ballistics in WW2 - is the construction or guessing of missing data using only two known data points. The film tries to unpack this gap, open it up to interrogation. It questions how we read, interpolate or construct the gaps between bullet and hole, perpetrator and victim, presence and absence. The project involves exchanges with specialists in this area such as the Cranfield University Forensics department, London-based Forensic Firearms consultancy, the Imperial War Museum, the ENIAC programmers project, the Smithsonian Institute, and Forensic Scientists at Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (USA).
Exhibitions: Solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary (Texas, Jan-Mar 2016), including newly commissioned lenticular prints and a dual slide projector installation; solo exhibition at Fridman Gallery (NY, Oct-Dec 2016, with exhibition catalogue); Group exhibition the Sydney Biennale (Sydney, Mar-June 2016). Film festivals and screenings: International Film Festival Rotterdam (Jan 2016); Whitechapel Gallery UK premiere and mini-retrospective (London Feb 2016); shortlisted for the EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition, New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland (July 2016); Experimenta London Film Festival (Oct 2016). Public lectures: Whitechapel Gallery with prof. David Alan Grier and Morgan Quaintance; Carriageworks (Sydney) Prof. Douglas Khan; Monash University (Melbourne); Gertrude Space (Melbourne); Fridman Gallery with Justine Ludwig. Reviews and interviews: Artforum, Studio International, Mousse Magazine, Blouin Artinfo. Publication: 'Her Marks, A Measure' exhibition catalogue, Fridman Gallery, with essays by Justine Ludwig, Omar Kholeif and Erika Balsom (2016).

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Arts Council England
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:45
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1876

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