JOHN STEZAKER: FILM WORKS │ De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea → 19 July 2015

“Jon Steẓcr z an ātist fasinetd bî imijz n ɖ prôses v inṭruptñ ɖm. Ɖs fasinešn hz led hm t wrc wɖ fând imijz ẇč, ovr ɖ last for decedz, h hz trnd intu c̣lāžz n imijfragmnts.

Ɖs xibišn priznts ʈri filmz bî ɖ ātist – Hws (2012), Crâd (2013) n Cʈīdṛl (2013). Ɖ filmz r md p v a vast nmbr v Steẓcr’z  prsnl c̣lẋn v filmstilz, pôstcādz n imijz fṛm rêshws caṭlogz. Ɖe cmprîz dscntinys stil imijz ẇč r rfôtgraft n pṛjctd at 24 fremz per secnd, wɖt sând.

Ɖz stil filmz r enʈñ bt stil. Acwdñ t pspčl sîcoḷji, w r cognitvli blînd t indivijl filmfremz pṛjctd at ɖs spīd. Ɖ siṇmatc imij z vizbl hir onli bcz v ɖ oṿrol continywti v fremz šôn in qc sxešn, ɖrfr crietñ an ilužn v muvmnt.

Ɖ rzultñ filmz šo a mînd-blowñ spectcl v fracčrd n multipl imijz ẇč, aftr a ẇl, setl intu a siriz v drīmlîc aftr-imijz, memṛbli imprintd on âr vižn.

Hws (2012)

Horse (2013) HD video, infinite loop, silent. Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London

Ɖ imijsws fr ɖs film z an aňl publicešn advtîzñ rêshwsz fr stud. Č hws z fôtgraft îdntcli in cnfwmti wɖ fixt imijspesificešnz. Fr ɖ filmlūp, ɖ imijz wr scand in ɖ ōdr v ɖer apiṛns fṛm ɖ frst publicešn in 1984 ʈru t ẇn ɖ Stałn Aňl čenjd fwmat in 2001. Ɖs mīnz ɖt ɖ film repriznts an axeḷretd jnetc histri v ɖ rêshws. In contrast t Edẉd Mîbrij’z wel-nôn fôtgrafic studiz v ɖ hws in mošn, ẇč criet ɖ imprešn v stilṇs n snğlaṛti, Hws instd ofrz a šudrñ Pācinsoňn proximti t stilṇs (Jon Steẓcr, 2015).

Cʈīdṛl (2013)

Ɖs z ɖ frst film t moḅlîz a c̣lẋn v pôstcādz ẇč, pridominntli, iḷstret vyz dân ɖ sentṛl ailz v črčz n cʈīdṛlz. Cʈīdṛl z an atmt t xplor ɖ siṇmatc ifct v a ls stebl sentṛl objct v atnšn ɖn Hws bî imbresñ a ljr renj v pictwrı̣l vẹriešn.

Crâd (2013)

Crowd (2013) HD video, infinite loop, silent. Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London

Crâd z bilt fṛm a c̣lẋn v filmstilz v crâdsìnz. It z a crâd v crâdz: a spês v multipliṣti so ovrẇlmñ ɖt it sīmz ɖt ɖ crâd dṣpirz. At ɖs levl, ɖ crâd bcmz a semi-vizbl bacgrând agnst ẇč ɖ star v ɖ film apirz. Crâd xplorz ɖs ʈrešhold btwn apiṛns n dṣpiṛns.

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Jon Steẓcr

Jon Steẓcr wz born in 1949 in Ñgland n studid at ɖ Slêd Scūl v Āt 1967–73. Sôlo xibišnz in rīsnt yirz hv includd Ɖ Aproč, Lundn (2015), Fotomuseum Nederlands, Roṭdam (2015), Petzel Gaḷri, Ny Ywc (2014), Ana Šwōtz Gaḷri, Sidni, Ostrelia (2014), ɖ Teḷviv Myziym v Āt, Izrel (2013), Ɖ Ẇîtčapl Gaḷri, Lundn (2011), ɖen turñ t MUDAM, Luxmbrg n Cempr Ātmyziym, St. Lui, YSA (2012), Kunstverein Freiburg, Jrṃni (2010), A Palazzo Gaḷri, Brêša, Iṭli (2008), GAK Bremn, Jrṃni (2008).

Steẓcr wun ɖ Deutsche Börse Ftogṛfīprîz in 2012.”

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Lwra Cumñ, Đ OBZRVR, 26 Êpṛl 2015


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