Tony Sinden: early works
Date: 03 July - 07 August
Location: Picture This Studio, Bristol
Synopsis:Picture This presents the exhibition Tony Sinden: early works as a starting point from which to appraise the practice of an artist who was key to developments in both artists’ film, expanded cinema and – critically – site specific and large scale multimedia installations.
Tony Sinden is increasingly considered a prominent figure within the development of British moving image - producing a body of innovative work throughout his career until his premature death in 2009. Sinden's practice spanned four decades of substantial production, experiment and exhibition. He worked across a range of mediums: single screen 16mm, expanded 16mm, video, installation, slide and site related practices. His works reflect a sculptural use of video and questions of media, materials, time and space.
Picture This has a very special relationship with Tony Sinden, commissioning him to produce new works (Ancestral Voices 1993 and Dichotomy 2000) and working with him on his projects for almost fifteen years.
Thanks to David Hall, Rob Gawthrop, David Cunningham, Adam Lockhart (Rewind) and David Curtis (British Artists Film and Video Study Collection). A very special Thank you to Lulu Quinn, without whom this exhibition would not have been possible.