Elizabeth McAlpine, Installation view at Reg Vardy Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Installation view at Reg Vardy Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Installation view at Reg Vardy Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Tilt, 2010. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Tilt, 2010. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Tilt, 2010. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Square Describing a Circle (10th May), 2010. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Square Describing a Circle (10th May), 2010. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Installation view at Reg Vardy Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Tilt, 2010. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Elizabeth McAlpine, Installation view at Reg Vardy Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Tilt (in 6 Parts), 2009. © the artist. Courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Pan (in 2 Parts), 2009. © the artist. Courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Square Describing a Circle (10th May), 2010. © the artist. Courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Square Describing a Circle (10th May), 2010. © the artist. Courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Elizabeth McAlpine’s work explores the two essential elements of all film: light and time. This exhibition brings together her 8mm sculptural film works that physically mark the passage of time. Square Describing a Circle (10th May) was filmed using a square stencil during a 12-hour day. The result is a flickering square beam of light, following the movement of the sun, which, when rotated references a circle. Tilt (in 6 Parts) is composed of six projectors, projecting six white frames punctuated by colour every sixth of the way through the film. 

Biography
Elizabeth McAlpine is a London-based artist whose practice spans video art, film, installation and photography. She studied at Goldsmiths College, London and Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her work often deploys anachronistic technologies such as Super 8 and pinhole cameras, makeshift sundials and gramophones, as well as found artifacts from bygone eras. McAlpine has exhibited in solo shows at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Laura Gitlen, New York; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Art Statements, Art Basel; SPACEX, Exeter; and Ballina Arts Centre, Ireland. Her work has featured in group shows at Spike Island, Bristol; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, USA; Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium; and many more. She is a co-founder and director of PILOT, a live archive for artists and curators based in London. McAlpine is represented by Laura Bartlett Gallery. 

Credit
Curated by AV Festival 12.

Elizabeth McAlpine

FREE

Preview: Fri 2 March 2012, 3-6pm

Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012

Reg Vardy Gallery

University of Sunderland
Ashburne House, Ryhope Road
Sunderland SR2 7EF

Opening Times
Tue – Sat 10am–5pm 

Additional Information

Artist's Website
Exhibition Guide