Transfixed Motion | Transistory Still
03 April 2009–18 April 2009
In closing his contribution to the essay collection, Stillness and Time: Photography and the Moving Image, David Campany postulates:
‘Photography has all but given up the ‘decisive moment’ in order to explore what a moment is; video art has all but given up movement, the better to think what movement is … But must the speedy always be sacrificed in all this? Need slowness be the only way? At this key point in the histories of art and media, I think it is a question worth posing. And a pose worth questioning’.
– ‘Posing, Acting, Photography’
The two notions of stillness and movement, and how these can powerfully conflict, contradict or compliment each other, are the premise of Transfixed Motion | Transitory Still. This exhibition, curated by Esther Johnson and David Williams, brings together a diverse group of 22 UK-based artists whose work reflects the above quote and who incorporate moving image, photography and/or sound into their practice. The show runs from Friday 3 to Saturday 18 April, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday–Saturday, at Sheffield Institute of Art and Design Gallery. Please note, the Gallery will be closed on Good Friday 10 April and Easter Monday 13 April
Alex Baker; Laura Bell; Wil Bolton; Savinder Bual; Joe Clark; Odette England; Kathryn Faulkner; Dave Griffiths; Aline Helmcke; Lizzie Hughes; Michal Iwanowski; Leo Koivistoinen; Yaron Lapid; Michaela Nettell; Minou Norouzi; Anna Pickering; Angelo Picozzi; Brian Rhodes; Christopher Steel; Jacki Storey; Rachel Tweddle; Dawn Woolley