In 2012 I have been exploring obsolete technology such as videotape, audio cassette tape and super 8 films; as material and as film. There is something about their redundancy that interests me.
My work calls into question the use of obsolescence in a digital age. I like the mode of experiencing the past in the present or the feeling of having experienced something before. I am interested in the materiality of film, the physical tolerances of the material. I find the editing is so much more physical and tangible; it is in these moments that the unknowable or unpredictable imperfections can reveal itself. Monochrome is my visual aesthetic revealing a truth or sincerity to material.
Time itself feels very physical in my work; through the use of medium, the loss of a felt time, my investment of time in an openness to experience both success and failure and the way the work engages the viewer, slowing down the viewing experience. Viewers get caught in the grip of past, present and future time.
© 2012 Venisha Francis-Hinkson. All rights reserved
Summer Shows 2012
Join us to celebrate creativity and spot the stars of the future this summer. Eclectic exhibitions of art, design, fashion, communication and performance are taking place at sites across London from April to September and are free to attend.More information