An excess in structure
Mikko Canini, Tony Conrad, Nick Laessing and Stephen Sutcliffe
Curated by Bridget Crone
18.30hrs, Thursday 9 December
FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)
An excess in structure considers artwork that is driven by a clear structural device.
Structure is exercised here as an operation (mechanical, textual or the use of an editing method, for example) rather than being connected to narrative or representation. What this means is that we see editing methods (something akin to the cut-up), the structuring of divergent information, and attention to mechanized or machinic processes made overt within this work.
An excess in structure explores a divergent approach to the use of structure ranging from the use of sound or music as an organic structure (in the case of Nick Laessing's translation of voice to image through the eidophone) and as a type of script or score that organizes the film itself, to the mechanized use of light in Tony Conrad's Flicker (1966) and his Straight and Narrow (1970), which bookend the programme.
Bridget Crone is the Artistic Director of Media Art Bath.
Image: Mikko Canini, MOHB, 2010: video still