Sunday, 22 December 2013

Vantage 3 - Live Art Edition in association with Departure Foundation

A long hard look (Work in progress) 

Durational performance for web-cam / interactive video installation

Vantage 3, Darwin House, Departure Foundation, Leeds, UK

January 2014 

'A long hard look' was inspired by the proliferation of portable commodities that blur the disinction between camera, mirror and online device and the growing cultural anxieties around narcissism and surveillance in the era of online social media.  

For my performance at 'Vantage 3' I stared, over a period of five hours, into a specially adapted two-way mirror with a web camera concealed behind it. The camera converted the mirror's reflection into an online broadcast . During my performance the virtual audience were invited to ‘stare into my eyes’ remotely and anonymously. I did not know at the time if my gaze was being returned by thousands or, more likely, no one. As time passed, I came to feel detached from my mirror image and to see my reflection as just another unknown observer. The live audience were free to study my actions and interact with the mirror in my absence.This project was made possible by a commission from the Departure Foundation. Vantage 3 was curated by Adam Young. 

Image : Disconnection 1 (print) , 2014. Copyright Reynir Hutber. 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

In Dreams at the COB Gallery, Camden

Filming Hang Over at COB Gallery, 2013. Photograph © Sarah Kate Fowler

Hang Over

Site Specific installation

Reinforced gallery rope, Sleeping pills, Artist, Monitor and George Orwell quote 

The Cob Gallery, Camden, UK

June - July 2013

'I have never been there myself, but Bozo has been there often. I asked him whether anyone could possibly sleep in such an attitude, and he said it was more comfortable than it sounded - at any rate, better than the bare floor'

George Orwell from his novel Down and Out in Paris and London

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In Dreams, installation view at the COB Gallery, 2013

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Le Prix Cube 2013

Two images of 'Stay Behind the Line', 2014. Image © Reynir Hutber

Stay Behind the Line (Example 4)

Interactive video installation

Le Prix Cube, Saint Saveur, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, France

March, 2013