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Contemporary Sculpture: Transit


Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design, Bonington Building, Nottingham

A group exhibition curated by Bobby Sayer.

Five artists were invited to submit a piece of work together with its transport packaging.

Each piece was shown, with its packing materials, in a vitrine located outside the Bonington Gallery.

Artists included:

Kim Bull
Craig Fisher
Rebecca Ounstead
Andrew Pepper
Oliver Tirre

Point Addition

Is one of a series of three pieces produced in the early 1980's in association with the Light Fantastic Gallery, London.

Point, Line and Plane, Addition explored the placement of lines and surfaces within a holographic volume and were sold to collections and exhibitions internationally, as an unlimited edition.

Once Light Fantastic closed no more pieces were produced and, by default, the series became limited.

Examples of the series can be found in the ZKM collection, Germany, and the Ross collection, UK. They are also held in a number of private collections.

Originally designed to be displayed like traditional graphics, framed on the wall, here, in Transit, the single plate of 25 points of light, rests on the original box it was stored in, and the one used to transport it to exhibitions. The red plastic 'runners' are protective strips normally located along the edges of the holographic plate when they are deliverd from the photographic supplier. Here they become part of the installation, arranged by the curator.

What is perhaps most interesting, apart from the relationship the work has with the other items in the vitrine, is that it is illuminated by the architectual lighting already installed in the display area. No special lighting was installed which was one of the stipulations of the piece being included in the exhibiton. The piece needed to be visible (and in this case illuminated by multiple lamps in the ceiling), using only the available light - on a par with all the other items in the exhibition. No special treatment, no excuses.

The result is a multiple referenced holographic image, displaying overlapping views of the original carefully arranged and engineered dots of light.

A piece modulated by the sensitivities of the curator, the physical proximity to other works in the exhibiton and to the existing achitectural lighting.

All photos © Bobby Sayers

Exhibition dates:1st -13th December 2011

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Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and, as a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, he taught on the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and has acted as a PhD examiner for a wide range of key project-based research submissions.


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