The Only Other Point

Wood, J and Harrison, P (2005) The Only Other Point. f a projects, London, 11 October - 19 November 2005.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Abstract: f a projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by British video artists John Wood and Paul Harrison. While Wood and Harrison’s recent works have been characterised by their use of a fixed camera, their own presence in the work, and the clean minimalist aesthetics of their sets, all features which declare their connection to the early video works of Burden, Acconci and Abramovic, this new work moves their practice in a more filmic direction. For their second exhibition at f a projects they will show a single screen projection. Entitled The Only Other Point, in its narrative and filmic structure, this work marks a significant departure from the artists’ recent multiple channel monitor works. A camera tracks in an apparent single take across a constructed set. The events which unfold within the set could be read as a discourse on the possible configurations of balls falling, rising, bouncing, coming to rest or descending into chaos within a space. This project has something of the quality of a Renaissance treatise: the balls’ movement maps the configuration of the architectural spaces in which these events are played out. But the rougher fabrication of the set and the work’s pace and tone also mark a transition from the formal to the real. Alongside this work, the artists will show Notebook, recently commissioned by Middlesborough International Museum of Art.
Date: 2005
Event Location: f a projects, London

The only other point video also shown at:
Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona in Video art from Colección Bergé, 29 May-10 June 2014, part of Loop Festival: The Moving Image Festival 2014;
European House of Art Upper Bavaria - Schafhof, 5 July-3 August 2014

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 09:35
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