Still from Kinematograph film for Coastal Currents festival

KINEMATOGRAPH’S – EXHIBITION FOR HASTINGS COASTAL CURRENTS

COASTAL CURRENTS – NEW WORK ON DISPLAY

Kinematograph Still - John House

Kinematograph Still – John House

I have been working on a new series of films that I have dubbed Kinematograph’s which will be previewed at Hastings’ Coastal Currents festival.

This is a new project I have developed whilst making other work, which came about from a desire  to making moving photographs.  I often spot a scene I want to take a shot of, however, the scene  never quite works as a still image because the movement within it is integral to why I am drawn to  it.

As a reaction to this, I began to make short films of these shots, with the camera in a static  position and the sound removed – they become moving photographs.

The term Kinematograph is a homage to an early motion picture camera from the late 19th Century, which also served as a projector and developer.  The name seemed an appropriate choice given the motives behind making this work.

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I am delighted to be showing a couple of my Kinematograph’s for the first time as part of Hastings’ Coastal Currents Art Festival.  Rarities Productions are turning their beach hut into a cinema for one day only on Sunday 29th September and will be showing a series of short films and kindly asked me to participate.  More information on the ‘Beach Shorts’ event can be found on their website here: raritiesproductions.co.uk/beach-shorts-radio-days/

You can also view my contributions on my portfolio pages here: www.johnhouse.co.uk/portfolio/kinematographs/

Meeting Place (2009-12)

BEING NOBODY, GOING NOWHERE – NEW WORK FOR BRIGHTON PHOTO FRINGE


I am pleased to announce my new body of work is finally finished!

The project is entitled Being Nobody, Going Nowhere and is to be exhibited for the first time as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012.  I wanted to show the work at a venue I felt appropriate for the work and I’m excited to say I think I have found the perfect place.  The photographs will be displayed in the windows of the old Co-op building on London Road, Brighton.

This means the exhibition will be available to be viewed by anyone 24/7.

I am currently running a funding campaign via wefund.co.uk to raise money to help towards the costs of printing for the exhibition, please take a look at my campaign page and any contributions would be gratefully received (there are incentives in it for you!).

SUPPORTERS

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to those who have already pledged some funds towards this project:

Phil Wellington – www.ilovenewwork.co.uk
Karen Taylor & Roger Matthews
Ruth Atkins
Murray Ballard – www.murrayballard.com
Dave Yates
Hannah Copcutt
Diane House
Gail Eastwood
Bob Ford
Matthew Copcutt – www.mcop.co.uk
Georgie Gilmore
Justin Compton
Jonathan Smith – www.jonathansmithart.co.uk
Ian Gray
Anna Powell
Heather Twizell
Jan Copcutt
Rachel Stevens

MORE INFORMATION?

The exhibition launch is on 6th October 2012 and will consist of large vinyl prints, spanning 8 meters in length that will be presented in the windows of the old Co-op in Brighton.

A small preview of the images can be viewed in the gallery pages and the whole project will be viewable here from 6th October.

Please click here to download the press release.

Cube (2009-12)

NEW WORK ON DISPLAY @ THE CLAREMONT OPEN HOUSE, BRIGHTON

Cube (2009-12)

Cube (2009-12)

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL OPEN HOUSE 2012

Well what a week last week was!  There was a rather frenzied flurry of activity as I found out, rather last minute, that I had been accepted to show as part of The Claremont’s 2012 Open House.

Whilst I am still heavily in the editing stage of my latest body of work ‘Being Nobody, Going Nowhere’ (hopefully to be previewed at the Brighton Photo Fringe in November) – I thought an Open House was a great way to try out some of the prints and do a little taster preview show. The Claremont boasts one of the biggest and most impressive collections of art during the festival so it is a great show to be a part of and I m amongst a great cohort of artists from a variety of disciplines – so I am delighted that 9 images from the (current edit) of the project will be on display as a part of their rather impressive show.

The work is currently being hung and will open to the public on Sunday 6th May.  Full details of opening dates and the artists on show can be found on The Claremont’s wesbite here.

Hopefully see you there at some point!

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WELCOME TO THE NEW WEBSITE…

NEW PORTFOLIO WEBSITE LAUNCHED (IN FACT – YOU ARE LOOKING AT IT!)

Well I am delighted that the new website is now up and running – whilst content is a bit sparse at present, I will be adding more images from my back catalogue over the coming weeks.

If you want to be kept informed of updates and new image galleries being added, please join the mailing list here.

I am also delighted with my new logo, designed by the ever talented Phil @ I Love New Work.  Thanks Phil – I love your work!

Thanks for visiting…more to come soon (and if you can’t wait until then, remember to check out the blog).