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.
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.
Curated by AV Festival 12.