“Aim”, “shoot” and “fire”; the language of the gun is shared with that of photography and film. It’s not surprising that the camera and gun evolved together. In the 1880’s cameras with sequential frames for time and motion studies were made from modified guns with a rotating disc of light sensitive film recording in the place of the bullet that would have frozen motion. Sarah Pickering
Locus+, in partnership with the NEPN and Durham Art Gallery are proud to present Aim and Fire, the first solo exhibition of work by Sarah Pickering in the North East. The exhibition includes works from Explosion, Incident and Fire Scene as well as Celestial Objects, a new commission by Locus+, in partnership with NEPN.
Celestial Objects has been made by photographing a revolver fired in total darkness. Each photographic exposure captures the entirety of a gunshot from start to finish.
The gap between truth and what we understand to be truth is a fascination that runs through Pickering’s practice. Celestial Objects continues this investigation, referencing images of deep space, cinematic special effects and the skies of Romantic painters such as John Martin, positioning itself between the objective facts of a documentary photograph and imagined reality.
Exhibition produced by Sarah Pickering in collaboration with Locus+ and Durham Art Gallery.
Exhibition Preview: 17 October 2013, 6.00-8.00pm.
Artist Talk in partnership with Contemporary Arts Society: Saturday 9 November 2013, 11.00am-1.00pm. Free (with entry to exhibition) booking essential: email@example.com
Associated event: Portfolio Reviews with Sarah Pickering: Saturday 9 November 2013 at The NewBridge Project, more information HERE.
Opening Times: 17 October – 12 January 2014.
Open daily 10.00-5.00pm in October; 10.00- 4.00pm in November -January.
Free (with entry to exhibition) booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
Durham Art Gallery, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TU.
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