Tangents, a mindscape in a landscape
an experiential video documentary co-produced by Cecile Elstein & Maureen Kendal with music composed by Paul Clay. It will be screened during the event After Urban – Videoart & Architecture Event.
The DVD ‘Tangents, a mindscape in a landscape’ contains two interactive videos that can be looped, ‘Present’ (RT18minutes) and ‘Tangents’ (RT38minutes) and an explanatory, illustrated, companion booklet.
The co-production DVD titled ‘Tangents, a mindscape in a landscape’ is the result of a collaboration between Cecile Elstein and Maureen Kendal. It presents the artists journey from the inspiration of the urban regeneration in Castlefirld Manchester UK, to the design, building and video of a temporary sculpture for an English country garden designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. Inspired by the history of the English country garden, the painting titled ‘The corn sifters’ by the 19th century painter Gustave Courbet and European art movements of the 19th century; the sculpture and the DVD captures participation and response of the public to this contemporary, temporary, sculptural installation in the beginning of the 21st century.
About the artists.
Cecile Elstein, freelance sculptor, printmaker and environmental artist lives in Manchester UK. This versatile artist relates to the necessity of relationships and has worked in different media to produce sculpture, screen-prints, environmental art/installations, video and DVD production. Further details are listed on the website: cecileelstein.com
Maureen Kendal, is a poet, filmmaker and educationalist. She is a Senior lecturer in Multimedia Systems at London Metropolitan University. To view another of her multimedia art and landscape projects see: www.gunpowderpark.org/revelation
Brief synopsis of ‘PRESENT’.
This privileged summer is, as with all exhibits, transient. The video takes us from Castlefield, an area of regeneration in the city of Manchester U.K. to design sculpture for a National Trust Garden in Cambridgeshire in the English countryside.
In spring hares are disturbed in a wheat field. A temporary sculpture/installation made of rope and metal is built. The sculpture is appreciated in different ways by members of the visiting public and other happenings. By the autumn, the grass has grown through the sculpture and it is time to take it down, leaving the countryside to sheep, cows and birds.
A butterfly alights in that split second. Don’t miss it!
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