The Moon and Sixpence
28 April - Sun 1 May 2016
The exhibition The Moon and Sixpence was the culmination of a three month Graduate artist in Residency at Tyneside Cinema. Mani Kambo and Hope Stebbing collaboratively developed a new commission using film and sculpture that articulates their mutual interest in space and the urban environment.
The work is focused on the object of the screen and the process of projected images. The screen is formed of perforated metal which is used as an emblem of decay and regeneration the projected images are created through layering textures and materials of industrial and regeneration sites visited whilst on residency. Kambo and Stebbing play with the ’idea’ of cinema and experiment with the relationship between the projector and the screen. Referring to the relatively recent decline of 35mm film to digital formats and its effect on the cinematic experience from an object, (the roll of film) and physical experience (projection), to a more fleeting moment of inconceivable data (digital files). The installation of sculpture and film investigates this relationship and highlights the tension between screen and film.
The Graduate Residency is part of Tyneside Cinema’s Arts Programme, funded by Arts Council England, with additional support from Northumbria University.
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