Bob Levene, Inertial Frame, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Bob Levene, Inertial Frame, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Bob Levene, Inertial Frame, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Bob Levene, Inertial Frame, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Bob Levene, Inertial Frame, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Bob Levene, Inertial Frame, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Bob Levene, Inertial Frame, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Inertial Frame, 2009. © the artist

Inertial Frame, 2009. © the artist

Inertial Frame, 2009. © the artist

Filmed in South West Finland, Inertial Frame captures the moving sea, sky and islands of the beautiful Finnish Archipelago. Consisting of five shots between the Islands Pargas and Nauvo, the film explores the artist’s interest in our perceptions of time, distance and speed in relation to memory, technology and human scale. Starting in daylight and ending in darkness as the light fades the movement slows to an imperceptible level. 

The exhibition also included the works Past Signal.1 and As Far As The Eye Can See. Past Signal.1 is a performance to camera work shot in Suomenlinna, Helsinki, which plays with the different properties and speeds of light and sound. As Far As The Eye Can See is a series of five wall-based works made with a surveyor from Ordnance Survey, plotting the furthest horizon line the artist could see at a 360-degree turn.

Biography
Bob Levene was born in Kingston upon Thames, and currently lives and works in Sheffield. She studied at Hull School of Art and Design and Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee. Since 2000 she has collaborated with Rob Gawthrop under the name Automated Noise Ensemble, making installations, performances, CDs and vinyl. Between 2004-2007 she co-founded and ran Hull Art Lab an interdisciplinary arts organisation working with a diverse group of artists such as Anthony McCall, Anne Bean Shu Yang, Wang Chu, Phillip Jeck, Melt Banana, plus many more. Her individual work has been exhibited at venues including: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Ultima: Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo; Cut and Splice, London; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield and Cornerhouse, Manchester. In 2009 she was nominated for the Northern Art Prize.

Credit
Co-curated by AV Festival 12 and Emma Dean.

Bob Levene: Inertial Frame

FREE

Preview: Fri 2 March 2012, 3-6pm

Thu 1 March – Sat 26 May 2012

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

City Library and Arts Centre
Fawcett Street
Sunderland SR1 1RE
ngca.co.uk

Opening Times
Mon, Wed 9.30am–7.30pm
Tue, Thu, Fri 9.30am–5pm
Sat 9.30am–4pm