Curated by Charlotte Cousins
Online Curation by Will Kendrick
Private View: 22nd August , 6 - 9pm
Online works go live at 6pm Home-Platform.com
Unit 6D, The Old Malthouse, Little Ann Street, BS2 9EB Bristol
Exhibition text: As Far As The Archives Can See
by Trevor H Smith (https://www.facebook.com/thsmithartistwriter)
The world stops again and watches itself watching a breach in the seamless surface of a world of equal access and ability to reproduce. What else is there but to record and store? Where else to look but back at ourselves?
In a world of balloon-enabled connectivity and donkey-driven solar panel-powered water purification units, our product is our progress.
The couple on the beach turns to face the setting sun. Each with one arm raised they capture the moment forever. A thousand years later that sunset has become a landmark; the rocks a monument to a moment in time that was never really a moment at all.
The trees remain. And the image’s unbroken reign stretches back as far as the archives can see.
A watermarked photograph of a 3D printed copyright symbol is undone by a screenshot, a copy and paste, and a picture of a repost of a blog about a tweet about a tweet about copyright and then it’s lost.
Are they crease-marks on the screen?
We build that we may continue to call ourselves builders, and we store that we may recall how we built, from Egypt to Lasceaux, in formats that neither human nor artificial brain could ever fathom.
A wave looks the same from above and below.
What’s yours is mine.
Friday 30th May - 6pm till late, and Saturday 31st May & Sunday 1st June from 11am to 6pm.
We are delighted to announce our fourth OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND, celebrating the work of over 140 artists and creative businesses in the building.
You are invited to come to the Private View from 6pm till 9pm on Friday 30th May. The festivities will continue till late with music etc
Saturday and Sunday provides a more leisurely opportunity to enjoy the exciting artwork of each artist, from recent graduates to artists with more established and growing reputations.
You can expect to see work across all forms of fine art, illustration and design, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, installation, film & video, sound art and performance. There will be fresh new work from both long term residents and artists who have arrived in the intervening months since the last Open in 2013.
Your journey around the building begins with an exhibition of original postcards presented anonymously in the BV Gallery. Made by both BV artists and invited guest artists. They will cost £15 each… the proceeds will go towards funding and maintaining the exhibition space at BV.
So come along, have a drink and a chat to the artists, and prepare to be delighted, astonished, amazed and challenged.
BV Open Studios 2014