Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Greg Pope

Light Trap

Event

29 Nov–07 Dec 2008  •  BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX & ICA, London; Spike Island & Arnolfini, Bristol; CCA, Glasgow

Artists

In Greg Pope’s Light Trap film loops are abraded with sandpaper and gem polishing drills as they pass through projectors in each corner of the room.  Out of a dark haze, shafts of light emerge, as the emulsion is scratched from the surface of the film. Simultaneously, out of the black silence, noise and audible scratches bloom into a bright drone. It’s not really an installation, or like a normal performance, it’s just an experience of real beauty.

 
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