Works&Projects

Ancestral Voices
by Tony Sinden

black and white image of an historic statue's face

Images:

  • 1installation, Bristol, 1994
  • 2Marketing image from Bristol exhibition

Still from Ancestral Voices

Synopsis:

Ancestral Voices was a site-specific video commissioned by Picture This for the crypt of St Nicholas Church, Bristol.

In the absence of daylight the subterranean medieval architecture of the crypt becomes a focal point of the work - revealed by the camera and cool light of video. The space, the technology, the lone spectator - a vital part of the encounter.

Details:

Year 1993
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Medium
Original format
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Audio Yes
Colour / B&W
Screens 4

Screening history:

17-28 January 1994
St Nicholas Church, Bristol

Credits:

Commissioned by Picture This. Funded by The Arts Council Live Arts Commission and South West Arts with support from Bristol City Council and University of London.

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Artists
Tony Sinden

Sinden's practice spanned four decades of substantial production, experiment and exhibition.