Obstacle Course and Other Works

Wood, J and Harrison, P (1999) Obstacle Course and Other Works. John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 24 August - 02 October 1999. ISBN 9781841660264

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Abstract: New Installations by collaborative video artists John Wood and Paul Harrison, known for visually surprising experiments in which they test themselves out in relation to constructed physical elements. The videos that document these playful actions have the simple composition of a fixed lens. The works all foreground the monitor itself, and the space it inhabits, as much as the recorded tableaux played out on screen. A number of specially built structures, reminiscent of 70s minimal sculpture, are positioned around the Gallery, acting as plinths, props or adjuncts to monitors. The sound of someone clambering over, through or under these objects can be heard continuously throughout the Gallery. One of the artists can be glimpsed intermittently on each monitor, negotiating the particular obstacle.
Date: 1999
Event Location: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
ISBN: 9781841660264

An accompanying catalogue called 'John Wood and Paul Harrison' was published by Ellipsis (London) in 2000 with essays by Charles Esche and David Batchelor. ISBN 9781841660264.

Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:34
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