Oct 23, 2007

Music, Movies & Machines

Music, Movies & Machines
Ian Helliwell

Exhibition: 27th October – 4th November

Open: Thurs - Sun, 1-5pm

PV: Friday 26th October, 7-9pm

Artist Talk: Saturday 3rd November, 6-8pm

A comprehensive look at the multi-discipline work of Brighton artist Ian Helliwell, covering his electronicmusic, super-8 experimental films, collage slides andkinetic sound and film machines. His fascination with old fashioned, hands on gadgetry,is apparent through exploration of the 8mm filmformat, and from regular recycling of second hand,antiquated equipment.With his independent, unfunded and intuitive approach,much of his activity has functioned outsideconventional art channels, and as a consequence, manyof his sounds, images and invented contraptions haveremained hidden from public view.A significant amount of his experimentation deals withlight – its projection with slides and film, and itsuse in making electronic music. The subterranean Grey Area gallery therefore, provides an ideal host for this work, offering a rare chance to see at close quarters, the wide-ranging interests of a highly individual artist.

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