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