by Monika Oechsler
In The Chase a male and a female performer encircle each other in a never-ending race, with speed and motion employed to create alternating rhythms of remoteness and fleeting encounters.
The work's cyclical nature is echoed by the athletics race track as the performers to go to their maximum level of physical strength and beyond and. The performers sense each other across varying distances the gaze of the camera and the viewer become explicit in the construction of difference and desire.
Commissioned by Picture This and South West Media Development Agencyas part of Remote Sensing: Outlook and Observation in collaboration with Spacex Gallery and Prema.
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Funded by Arts Council of England National Touring Programme and South West Arts.
Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
Lux Centre, London, UK
Prema Arts Centre, Gloucestershire, UK
And Videonale 9, Kunstverein Bonn, Germany; Edith-Russ Media Art Gallery, Oldenburg, Germany; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria.
Time Unfolding - a DVD and online micro-site - is a curated selection of film and video works commissioned and produced by Picture This 2000 - 2007.
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