video stills photo credit Brass Art
single channel kinect video, colour, silent, 2mins
Brass Art scanned the interior of Virginia Woolf’s writing shed at Monk’s House, Rodmell and themselves within it, in an effort to articulate the multiple, fragmented versions of reality in Woolf’s writing.
The resulting moving image presents the artists as spectral revenants in a 360-degree space. This laser-based technology, and its potential to fully rotate any given scene, has the effect of both revealing and peeling back the domestic architecture, amalgamating the artists digital bodies with the traces of Woolf’s own occupation, and collapsing time frames. With Spencer Roberts the artists manipulated the sensor data and introduced colour as both a development of this Kinect capture process, and an important dimension of Woolf’s writing in ‘pulses of colour’.
Threshold forms a part of the third chapter of the Shadow Worlds | Writers' Rooms project.
Imprints: Art Editing Modernism Shandy Hall, Yorkshire - in collaboration with the Laurence Sterne Trust and Imprints of the New Modernist Editing project (2021)
Society of Artistic Research (SAR) - 12th International Conference of Artistic Research, Vienna (2021)
Video & Links
Threshold (2020) excerpt from Brass Art on vimeo