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Gia Edzgveradze

Chris Bucklow

Orlando Gough & Richard Chew

James Turell

Tacita Dean

Angus Watt

Yuko Shiraishi

Harriet Bell, Amanda Lorens, Tamsin Pender

Garry Fabian Miller

Lea Anderson

Langlands & Bell

Graham Fitkin

Tim Noble & Sue Webster

Simon Costin

James Turell

Tate Gallery St. Ives

Gia Edzgveradze

"Situated in the Eclipse (Do you mind it honey?)"

25 May-15 August

Gia Edzgveradze was born in Georgia and now lives and works in Germany. In response to the eclipse, Edzgveradze uses two gallery spaces to present two adjacent 'rooms' to symbolise the contrast between 'light' and 'dark'. Reference to the symbolism of light is a recurring theme for Edzgveradze. Growing up in the Soviet Union, Edzgveradze's work reflects the layers of understanding of past historical shifts in religion and language in his culture.

The floor in one gallery is occupied by a 'lawn', the other by an installation of carrots. During the exhibition the natural materials will decay due to a lack of light.
Tate Gallery St. Ives
The central theme of Garry Fabian Miller's work is light. His images are abstract, simple circles of colour on white backgrounds. Working primarily with the technology of photography, Miller has worked without a camera since 1984, dispensing with lens and film. Transparent cylinders filled with different liquids such as oil or water are placed over photographic paper in the dark room. the cylinder is exposed to the light and the resulting image is developed in the same way as a photograph. the work commissioned fro Dark as light is a photographic series of images of a solar eclipse.

Garry Fabian Miller

Untitled (Towards a solar eclipse)

7 August-31 October

Tate Gallery St. Ives

Yuko Siraishi

"Eclipse/Blue Deference"

29 May-31 October

Yuko Siraishi has made reference to the image or subject of the eclipse in her work from as early as 1990. Siraishi is a painter whose recent work has begun to traverse the boundaries between sculpture and painting. She has recently been experimenting with using oil on canvas as a sculptural object by making paintings which protrude from the wall, using thin 'paintings'as the 'sides'.

For this eclipse project she proposes to make an installation responding to the Total Solar Eclipse using two walls on different levels of the Tate Gallery.
Tate Gallery St. Ives
As a result of an open submission, three locally based artists show new site specific work.

Harriet Bell makes a changing installation using an evolving accumulation of detritus swept together after the passage of people through the building to offer a tentative and lost response to the melodrama of the eclipse.

Amanda Lorens shows an installation piece in the Rotunda highlighting the artificial aspect of the eclipse as a media phenomenon.


Tamsin Pender subtly integrates her work with the architecture of the outdoor terrace that overlooks Porthmeor Beach.

Harriet Bell, Amanda Lorens, Tamsin Pender

Open Submission exhibition/artist's projects

19 June-31 October

Selected by Peter Freeman, Hadrian Pigott, TGSI and SII

Tate Gallery St. Ives

 

Graham Fitkin

"One Shape One Sound"

12-18 July. Performances throughout day.

Graham is a contemporary composer from Cornwall and has written works for many leading instrumental groups and choreographers. In 1997 he worked with the Tate Gallery St. Ives on a composition project using student's responses to the exhibition A Quality of Light. Working with musician and composer Ruth Wall and with students from Penwith schools he composes and plays new work in response to As Dark as Light.

24th July 1930 hrs. Final performance of work created during residency. Tickets 7, conc 5.

Newlyn Gallery

Tim Noble and Sue Webster work collaboratively and have made a series of light pieces, with computer programmed sequences reminiscent of light in Las Vegas. Part of the second generation Brit Artists, their work has many popular cultural references which are used to parody the media hype that surrounds the Young British Artists.An exhibition of their work takes place at Newlyn Gallery in 2000.

Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Artists in residence Newlyn


1-21 August

Newlyn Gallery

 

James Turrell

"Arcus"

19 June-21 August

James turell is one of the defining artists of our age. His medium is light and his brilliant vision has resulted in enormous projects such as in the Roden Crater project in Arizona, USA, where since the 1970s he has been making a celestial observatory in an extinct volcano. In all of his installations, on whatever scale, the viewer's experience of light is intensely personal.

Arcus transforms the space into a setting in which light becomes three dimensional and space an illusion. The exhibition includes documentation of Turrell's work including working drawings, films and books, and information on
Elliptical Ecliptic, a skyspace especially constructed for the eclipse.
  Newlyn Gallery
Shortlisted for the 1998 Turner Prize, Tacita Dean works with film, photography and drawing. Many of her pieces feature the sea and Tacita is in many ways a story teller. Based on fact and documentary in style, her works are presented as a series of enigmatic clues. Tacita Dean has been invited to undertake a period as artist in residence and to make a new piece of work using several 16mm cameras to film the effect on the Cornish landscape.

Tacita Dean

"Disappearance at Sea" and New Work

23rd October-20th November

Newlyn Gallery  

Langlands and Bell

"Eclipse"

A structure by Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell functions as seating for visitors to view Arcus. Made in 1998 for the Henry Moore Institute, Eclipse is an elliptical bench in wood and steel
 

Botallack Head, St. Just

Chris Bucklow creates a vast pinhole camera work in an especially constructed chamber on the site of a disused mine shaft on the stark dramatic cliff tops at Botallack. From within the chamber the viewer can observe the image of the artist's body projected as tens of thousands of tiny living suns through an aluminium sheet. During the course of each day the path of the body moves from the floor of the chamber to a point of magical suspension in mid air.

Chris Bucklow

"Reactor"

3rd July-1st August weekends only. August 2-12 September, all week. Open: 1430-2030 hrs. Admission free. Parking adjacent to Botallack Count House.

Tremenheere, Ludgvan, Penzance

 

James Turrell

"The Elliptic Ecliptic"

3 July-1 August Weekends only, 2 August-12 September, all week. Admission free. Access off B3309

Turrell constructs a skyspace in a field overlooking Penzance and its coastline with a spectacular view of St. Michael's Mount. By entering a chamber and looking up through a hole in the ceiling, a moving, constantly changing image of sky is framed. At sunrise and sunset, colours change from light blue, intense blue to a velvety black as if the artist has framed the sky and somehow brought it closer.
 

Loe Bar, Sennen Cove, Penwith

Angus Watt originally trained as a painter and today continues to work primarily with colour. Rather than use oil on canvas, he now creates monumental installations of colour within the landscape by working with lightweight textile structures based on flags or banners. The fields and forests of flags bring colour into direct contact with air, movement and light

Angus Watt's vast textile structures appear and disappear at different sites in West Cornwall.


By courtesy of the National Trust and Duchy of Cornwall.

Angus Watts

"Living Standards"

9-13 August: Newmill-Gurnard's Head Road

14-18 August: Sennen Cove

19-13 August: Loe Bar, the Lizard

Open: 24 hours

Marriott's Shaft, Carnkie, Redruth

 

Simon Costin

"The Eternal Presence"

17 July-22 August

1430-1830 hrs

Admission Free.

Romanesque arches dominate the architecture of Marriott's Shaft. A disused tin mine its setting is more reminiscent of a place of ritual. based on ideas of the earth as a dominant presence and the histories of pagan rituals, Simon Costin creates an installation for the site that draws on ancient memories and remiscences of the past to create an inspiring and disturbing evocation of the eclipse.

Simon Costin has created work using his own body as the starting point. more recently, he has increasingly used the landscape to create installations, from fire rituals in Sussex to photography of the English landscape. Simon is also in hot demand by the fashion industry to design their shows from Alexander McQueen, to Dior, to Hugo Boss.
  Marriott's Shaft, Carnkie, Redruth
In response to the stunning architecture of the site, this piece is performed by 100 young dancers from all over Cornwall. The work has been choreographed by Lea Anderson, artistic director of both The Cholmondeley's and The Featherstonehaugh's dance companies. Lea has been assisted during the process by Assistant Director Teresa Barker and composer Steve Blake. Set amongst the disused engine houses at Marriott's Shaft the performance takes its inspiration from the idea of an eclipse, the landscape and industrial archaeology of the site. Lea Anderson

17 & 18 July 2100 hrs

Tickets: 4.50, 3.00 conc. 1 ticket free with groups of 8 or more. Available from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office.

Marriott's Shaft, Carnkie, Redruth

 

Orlando Gough & Richard Chew

"Corona"

19 & 20 July 2100 hrs

Tickets: 4.50, 3.00 conc. 1 ticket free with groups of 8 or more. Available from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office.

Composer and musician Orlando Gough crosses genres from Jazz to opera from gospel to classical to his own particular blend of contemporary music. Last year he staged The Shouting Fence in London in which over 60 singers performed a cross-fire of oratorio and street theatre. Orlando, with collaborator Richard Chew has created Corona, inspired by the eclipse using a combination of professional and local amateur musicians, three silver bands and one hundred and twenty local singers.
Audiences should wear strong shoes and bring appropriate clothing for an outdoor performances. there is no seating as the performance takes place in several places around the site. Bring picnic baskets if you wish. Car parking is available immediately adjacent to the site. the performance will go ahead in all but the worst weather conditions. If you are in doubt about the weather, phone the box office.
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