20 October 2012


The Marsden Woo Project Space has given rise to a recent exciting collaboration between two previous exhibitors: Patrick Mifsud ('On Different Levels', Feb - Mar 2011) and Alida Sayer ('There is no why', Jun - Jul 2010)...

'Moments Hovered' (2012) from Alida Rosie Sayer on Vimeo.

'Moments Hovered' (2012) image © Alida Sayer/Patrick Mifsud

A mutual intrigue in each other's creative practice led to 'Moments Hovered', a four day residency at Bermondsey Project Space during which Mifsud and Sayer employed a variety of basic materials including pallet wrapping film, tape and string, along with a couple of small digital projectors and an OHP, in order to investigate ways of spontaneously integrating site responsive immersive installation with text based animations.

In the resulting work, an excerpt from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men slowly drifts from two facing projectors across a dynamic central installation of film and string. The resulting visual impression, almost holographic in appearance, is a multi-dimensional deconstruction of the animations into many planes of interweaving translucent typographic forms. Other unusual effects also arise as the projections are refracted through the clear plastic, which fills the space with gently pulsating hues of purple and green.

'Moments Hovered' (2012) image © Alida Sayer/Patrick Mifsud

‘As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. Then gradually time awakened again and moved sluggishly on.’
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (1937)

'Moments Hovered' at Bermondsey Project Space, London, 30 August - 2 September 2012

www.patrickmifsud.com / www.alidarosie.co.uk

A video of the project can be seen by following this link: http://vimeo.com/49906113

The project was also featured on the Frame magazine news blog! http://www.frameweb.com/news/movements-hovered-by-alida-rosie-sayer-and-patrick-mifsud

'Moments Hovered' (2012) image © Alida Sayer/Patrick Mifsud

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