Contact: Pairs: Nick Collins / Cathy Rogers
June 26th, 7:30pm at The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Rd, London, E5 8BQ - £5/£3
Nick Collins has been making films since the late 1970s. They centre on small scale instances of human geography and habitation, spanning investigations of archeological sites to contemporary environs. Graphic patterns of light and shadow are the focus of his observational camera, with his subjects including Greek temples, domestic gardens, and town squares. Collins has often collected his films together in short series of 'little films' reflecting their lyricism.
- Arkadian Fragment (2017) 3mins, 16mm, colour
- An Afternoon (2012) 4mins, 16mm, colour
- Field Study (2013) 5mins, 16mm, colour
- Bed and table (2017) 2mins, 16mm, colour
- ‘shadow as volume’ and ‘trapezoids’ from Messenian Notebook (2017) 8mins, 16mm, colour
- Temple of Apollo (2012) 5mins, 16mm, colour
Cathy Rogers’ films typically involve very direct means of production including pinhole photography and photograms. Her work is often also site-specific and reflects a mode of looking that is unique to the locations and materials that she works with. While the strategies of her work are straightforward and deceptively simple, the representational images they generate often prompt viewers to question what they might be looking at in productive ways. Glass House is a new performance piece.
- Pan (2008) 2mins, Super 8, colour reversal,
- Scotopic (2009) 5mins, Super 8, b&w reversal
- Almost There (2009) 2mins, Super 8, b&w reversal
- Hosepipe (2009) 2mins, Super 8, colour reversal
- Rosemary Again & Again; Lavender and Bull Thistle (2014-2017) 16mm & Standard 8 unspilt, black & white negative, silent, 4:00, 2014-2017
- Glass House (2017) lens and photogram performance.
Nicky Hamlyn's Pro Agri (2009, 3mins, 16mm, colour, silent) and Margaret Tait's Garden Pieces (1998, 12mins, 16mm, colour, sound).
Contact: Pairs is a new series of film programmes featuring two artists who have shared or contrasting approaches to their mediums. Each artist presents a selection of their recent work alongside other work that has inspired them. The series is a conversation between diverse film and video practices, concerning different modes of production, influential precedents and new ideas. The artists will be present to introduce their work on the night, and the programme notes for the series include a transcription of each pair's prior discussions. The series is programmed by Amy Dickson, Jamie Jenkinson, Simon Payne and Andrew Vallance.