Ways of Something by Lorna Mills
Tuesday 12 May 2015, 12 -1pm
49 Regent Street, Screening Room R25
Screening of episodes one and two of Lorna Mills' four-part series of thirty-minute films Ways of Something.
Ways of Something, is a contemporary remake of John Berger’s BBC documentary, Ways of Seeing (1972). Commissioned by The One Minutes, at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and compiled by Lorna Mills, the project consists of one-minute videos by fifty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.
In the original episode one, voice-of-God narration over iconic European paintings offer a careful dissection of traditional “fine art” media and the way society has come to understand them as art. The second episode is a contentious andsometimes maddening look at the female nude in the western tradition. The combined work is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.
Featuring formal, figural and kitsch practices to videomaking, Ways of Something is constituted by aesthetically diverse interpretations of Berger’s ideas on looking at art after the introduction of digital media and the internet. Ultimately, it turns the highbrow nature of the original documentary film into an exuberant and disjointed series on how artists understand art today.
LORNA MILLS, has actively exhibited her work internationally in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990s. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work.
Limited spaces available, to book visit http://collaborate-lorna-mills.eventbrite.co.uk
This screening is taking place as part of COLLABORATE!, an exhibition surveying recent collaborative art practice. Involving more than 20 International artists working across mediums ranging from painting to Skype, the exhibition urges us to consider the wide array of forms, approaches, and results of collaboration - physically and spiritually. The exhibition runs from 23 April - 19 June 2015.
The central exhibition at Oriel Sycharth Gallery is presented as part of a wider programme of exhibitions, screenings and performances, in partnership with THIS Project and Focus Wales. Additional venues include THIS Project’s Undegun and Galeri 3B, and select screenings will be dispersed throughout Focus Wales events.