Limelight: Polyspace, The NewBridge Project

Danby, Charles and Smith, Rob (2016) Limelight: Polyspace, The NewBridge Project. [Show/Exhibition]

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Limelight (2016-20) aims to establish terms through which limestone as a geological material with industrial application, presents and holds agency. It aims to determine how exposures of limestone’s material agency are intrinsic to understanding the representations and experiences of its landscapes. It considers this in relation to the transforming phases of industrial limestone landscapes in the UK. Limelight (Polyspace, The NewBridge Project) was commissioned by The NewBridge Project through the Arts Council England, and formed part of the group exhibition, Polyspace. Using the Rock/Hum/Server Apparatus linked output the limelight illumination broadcast during Limelight (Cardiff Contemporary & Llangattock Lime Kiln) linked output was stretched from its transmitted 31 minutes to a new timeframe of 37 days, the length of the Polyspace exhibition. To achieve this each frame of the limelight illumination was played at an interval of 70451 milliseconds (just over a minute). Projected from a chalk circle onto a lime washed wall each image frame appeared as a single intensive image flash. Across the duration of the exhibition the full broadcast was played frame by frame, calibrated (timecoded) to the limelight illumination broadcast by the BBC from Llangattock.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Limelight is co-authored research completed as part of a collaborative arts practice with the artist Rob Smith between 2016 and 2020.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Limelight, contemporary art, contemporary arts and environment, exhibitions, ecology, digital art, limestone, heritage for the arts and sciences
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 13:05
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021 13:05

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