Outlook and Observation
Remote sensing: outlook and observation was a project consisting of three commissioned single screen film and video works. Upside Down, Minutiae by George Barber, Magnificent Ray by Sarah Miles and The Chase by Moniker Oechsler are diverse works which come together under the loose theme of looking at human perception and a sense of location.
This publication - with an introduction to the works by Picture This Director Josephine Lanyon - contains a conversation between the three commissioned artists and Sarah-Jane Meredith (South West Screen) and Josephine Lanyon and the discussion looks at how an artist applies to commissioning schemes, and considers the distribution and placement of moving image work. The artists also discuss the lack of a conclusion in the three works and how Laura Mulvey's term ‘the gaze' can be relevant to the films.
Josephine Lanyon, co-commissioner of the Remote Sensing project looks at the history of artists' film.
Remote sensing: outlook and observation was a project consisting of three commissioned single screen film and video works which come together under
A pioneer of British video art, once described in Art Monthly as ‘the Henry Ford of independent video’, George Barber was a founding