Julien Maire, Installation View at Hatton Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Installation View at Hatton Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Model for the Apocalypse, 2008. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Double Face, Objects and Research Material, 2000. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Installation View at Hatton Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Les Instantanes, 1998. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Les Instantanes, 1998. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Les Instantanes, 1998. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Les Instantanes, 1998. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Les Instantanes, 1998. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Installation View at Hatton Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Low Resolution Projection, 2008. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Low Resolution Projection, 2008. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Perpendicular Cinema, 2011. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Perpendicular Cinema, 2011. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Perpendicular Cinema, 2011. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Flip Dots Mirrors, 2011. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Flip Dots Mirrors, 2011. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Flip Dots Mirrors, 2011. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, Memory Cone, 2009. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, High Voltage Photographs, 1995. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, High Voltage Photographs, 1995. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

Julien Maire, High Voltage Photographs, Objects and Research Materials, 1995. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy: AV Festival 12

The first UK solo exhibition by this leading new media artist revisits ideas of slow motion and duration. Making his own cinematic machines using old technology, Julien Maire reflects on illusion, memory and the passage of time.

Including work made since 1995 alongside new commissions, the exhibition features low-resolution projection, high-voltage photographs with ten-hour exposures, live transmissions of disintegrating slow motion material, and the slowly rotating flip of a coin that stops completely in mid-air.

Biography
Julien Maire studied fine arts in Metz, and lives and works in Berlin. His work deconstructs and re-invents the technology of audio-visual media, by renewing obsolete cinematic techniques and creating alternative interfaces. His performance Digit and the installation Exploding Camera both received an Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica, Linz in 2007. Exploding Camera also received the New Media Art Award from the Foundation Liedts-Meesen in 2008. Maire was nominated for the World Technology Award in New York in 2009. Recent exhibitions include venues such as The French Pavilion, Biennale of Alexandria; Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh; SMAK, Gent; Artefact Festival, Leuven; 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul; ISEA2010, Ruhr; Transmediale, Berlin; and Eart Festival, Shanghai.

Credit
Curated by AV Festival 12. UK Premiere. Supported by Northern Rock Foundation.

Julien Maire

FREE

Preview: Fri 2 March 2012, 9am-3pm

Thu 1 March – Sat 19 May 2012

Hatton Gallery

The Quadrange
Newcastle University
Newcastle NE1 7RU
hattongallery.org.uk

Opening Times
Mon – Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 2–5pm