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An English Journey: Andrew Cross

An English Journey: Andrew Cross
An English Journey: Andrew Cross
An English Journey is the first solo touring exhibition in the UK of work by artist Andrew Cross. Short-listed for Beck’s Futures 2004, Cross began working as an artist in 2000 following an established career as a curator.

An English Journey presents two specially commissioned film works and a series of photographs exploring the seemingly prosaic experience of a place through continual transit. Always changing, both films move through concurrent landscapes that one can never remain situated in. 3 hours from here was filmed through the unusual but privileged viewpoint of a heavy goods vehicle. This piece is strangely mesmerising and hypnotic, contradicting one’s expectations of a post-industrial countryside that appears largely untouched and unrecognisable. The second film in the exhibition, Where a man might well first land, illustrates the pictorial quality of Cross’ work. Revealing a serene, almost Turneresque landscape, the film gradually evolves, detailing fragments of information as it describes a ships’ passage along the Solent estuary towards the port of Southampton before returning back out to sea
video, journey, installation, film
Foster, Stephen
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Bode, Steven
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(2004) An English Journey: Andrew Cross.

Record type: Art Design Item

Abstract

An English Journey is the first solo touring exhibition in the UK of work by artist Andrew Cross. Short-listed for Beck’s Futures 2004, Cross began working as an artist in 2000 following an established career as a curator.

An English Journey presents two specially commissioned film works and a series of photographs exploring the seemingly prosaic experience of a place through continual transit. Always changing, both films move through concurrent landscapes that one can never remain situated in. 3 hours from here was filmed through the unusual but privileged viewpoint of a heavy goods vehicle. This piece is strangely mesmerising and hypnotic, contradicting one’s expectations of a post-industrial countryside that appears largely untouched and unrecognisable. The second film in the exhibition, Where a man might well first land, illustrates the pictorial quality of Cross’ work. Revealing a serene, almost Turneresque landscape, the film gradually evolves, detailing fragments of information as it describes a ships’ passage along the Solent estuary towards the port of Southampton before returning back out to sea

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Accepted/In Press date: 2004
Additional Information: Commissioned works. Curated with Steven Bode, collaboration with Film & Video Umbrella. Toured to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Funded by Arts Council Grants for the Arts.
Keywords: video, journey, installation, film
Organisations: Faculty of Humanities, Professional Services

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Local EPrints ID: 355940
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355940
PURE UUID: 5769ea40-a35b-43d3-994d-04cf8202baa0

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Date deposited: 05 Dec 2013 14:27
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:42

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Curator of an exhibition: Stephen Foster
Curator of an exhibition: Steven Bode

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