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Possible Worlds: new work by Beth Harland.

Harland, Beth (2007) Possible Worlds: new work by Beth Harland.

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The body of work produced for this solo exhibition was an outcome of practice based PhD research through which aspects of time within painting were explored in a staged conversation between media. The research, entitled A Fragment of Time in the Pure State; a mapping of Painting’s Time through Proust, Deleuze and the digital image, explored notions of the actual/virtual, haptic/optic and the filmic ‘time-image’, through addressing a specific theoretical proposition. Central questions in the research concerned how an alignment with a Deleuzian and Proustian mapping of time via the digital, as opposed to a Freudian tracing via the photographic model, could enable painting to address our lived experience of time, and reveal ‘pure duration’. The work was produced as part of a 3 month residency at Milchhof e.V. in Berlin, and was exhibited at the end of the residency period. The exhibition presented images and texts in the form of paintings, video installations and drawings, worked and reworked through various processes to address research questions concerning the nature of time in painting, and it’s relationship to filmic time, a sense of folded time, and the notion of a plurality of possible worlds. The work referenced Proust’s notion of ‘a fragment of time in the pure state’, a moment in which the past and present simultaneously exist as virtual and actual; and Deleuze’s writings on cinema, which link this notion of time to the development of what he calls the ‘time. The PhD research will be presented in a solo exhibition at Winchester Gallery as part of the final submission, including works selected from this exhibition.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 June 2007
Additional Information: 5 works exhibited.


Local EPrints ID: 159931
PURE UUID: 88ed7a47-81a4-4d4d-b73f-50c061aca53b

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Date deposited: 07 Jul 2010 15:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:36

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