Limelight: Granular, The Material Properties of Noise

Danby, Charles and Smith, Rob (2018) Limelight: Granular, The Material Properties of Noise. [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. Limelight (Granular, The Material Properties of Noise) at Greenwich University re-configured Limelight (Postcards From The Anthropocene, Unsettling The Geopolitics of Representation) linked output adding storytelling from that performance as new scripted writing. It also drew on new contexts and site references through ongoing work with a community heritage group on the Scottish borders in the North East and their actions towards the restoration of a 19th Century Lime kiln. The performance deployed the Limestone Player Apparatus linked output, a machine apparatus of quicklime, computer, wires and projector, and the Limestone Microphone Apparatus linked output. The deployment of the Limestone Player Apparatus created a unique material-led timeframe and duration for the performance, with video playback and the duration of the performance (paper) contingent to the behaviour of quicklime. Read text, sound and projected images established immersive multi-sensory storytelling through the conjuring of layered industrial limestone landscapes with social histories and transforming materialities of lime.

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: limestone, performance, limelight, contemporary art, contemporary arts and environment, ecology, social practices, land art, heritage for the arts and sciences, anthropocene, digital art
Subjects: W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2021 13:09

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