Video artist, Tom Ireland’s installation draws on the history of Deptford as the site of the Royal Navy Dockyards (founded 1513) and its proximity to the Royal Observatory across the Creek in Greenwich. The project is based around a series of new and recent films and is part of the Deptford X 'Platform 2017' programme - five emerging artists, five new works in public spaces.
And You've Felt The Horizon, Haven't You? (2017)
Features footage shot from the container ship Gunhilde Maersk as it traverses the South China Sea from Vietnam to China.
The film’s ‘score’ is the sound of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation — an audible remnant of the early stages of the universe: the Big Bang.
Actuality Pictures / The Magic Lantern (2009-17)
A 4-hour video comprising over 370,000 photographs taken remotely by NASA's Cassini space probe between 2004 and 2016 of the planet Saturn, its rings and moons systems. It’s a digital video about the history of film from its earliest days to the present, and the relationship between photograph and motion picture. It’s also a work of space, time and distance.
Footage shows artist Jeff Koons’ iconic and omnipresent sculpture Rabbit (1986) floating silently through outer space. Based on a recurring dream, it conceives of Rabbit, with its mirror-polished stainless steel skin, as a cryptic satellite, moving through the universe, acting as both transmitter and receiver.
The seating units, made to the artist’s specification, are topped with a thin concrete screed - a dyed cement with an aggregate mix containing small fragments of meteorites.
Sat 23 & Sun 24 Sept: 12pm-6pm
Wed 27 Sept – Sun 01 Oct:12pm-6pm
Fri 29 Sep: 12pm-8.30pm
St Paul's House, 1 Market Yard, Deptford, SE8 4BX
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