Foreground

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Abstract

Presented as a video projection with audio composition, Amy Cunningham’s Foreground (2014) lingers on the moments when human labour is temporarily absent in the industrial landscape, due to the time of day or week, automated processes, obsolescence or demolition. These moments focus on the subtle movements caused by the wind and the activities carried out by insects and birds amongst aggregate, concrete or electric cabling. Geometric shapes, textures and play of light are sought out. An active presence of nature in seemingly inhospitable environments points unsentimentally to the possibility of a landscape without humans.

The work was first presented as an installation as part of the group exhibition 'Labouring With No Matter' curated by artist Mikhail Karikis at Circus Street Market Brighton in 2014. It was subsequently presented in 2015 as a screening as part of 'Wednesdays at the Forge' in London curated by artist and composer Claudia Molitor.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Size16:9 format, 5 minutes 40 seconds, looped, stereo audio.
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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