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Chris Cornish and Ane Mette Hol

A Circular Play of Light and Sound


 

The exhibition A Circular Play of Light and Sound is probably the most minimal exhibition at Lautom to date. In the first part of the show the only visual work was the video projection by Chris Cornish the adventure and the resolution, 2011 installed in the little back room. In part two of the show the only work visible in the space is Aberration (Utah), 2011 by Chris Cornish. A handmade globe positioned on the floor, the surface a map of the environmental lighting conditions recorded in the Utah desert, while the work of Ane Mette Hol The Concept of Clouds (That will never exist), 2011 is a sound piece, a digital reconstruction of the sound of one drop of rain multiplied.

 

Chris Cornish & Ane Mette Hol

A Circular Play of Light and Sound - part 1

Chris Cornish, the adventure and the resolution, 2010



Chris Cornish’s work practice often stems from advanced computer graphic techniques and methods of digital capture. Situated on the border between the real and virtual worlds, between the palpable universe and the vast spectrum of its translations, the work of this British artist investigates and shows what happens when geometry and mythology are pulled from one simulation to another. The video the adventure and the resolution, 2010 is a digital reconstruction of a real space; the painting studios of the Slade School of Fine Art in London, a building which formerly housed the Courtald Institute. In this loaded architecture, the camera circles and documents a computer generated aberration; an illusion that must reveal its mechanics to be sustained. At times disconcerting but also hypnotic, layers of imagery blur that which we think we know and how we locate ourselves accordingly.

In her art practice Ane Mette Hol focuses on the relationship between original and reproduction. She works conceptually with drawing, resulting in two-dimensional drawings, three-dimensional objects, animation, and this time sound. In essence the work The Concept of Clouds (That will never exist), 2011 is a digital drawing of rain. The work starts with one drop, and then gradually the rain picks up until it sounds like pure noise, like thousands of raindrops hammering on the roof, before it suddenly stops.

At times the work of Chris Cornish will stand alone in the room, at times it will communicate with the sound of Ane Mette Hol's raindrops, and at times the hard noise from The Concept of Clouds (That will never exist), 2011 will completely dominate the room.

 

A Circular Play of Light and Sound - part 2


Chris Cornish's practice often stems from advanced computer graphic techniques and methods of digital capture. To produce the globe he uses a digital recording method often employed in the visual effects industry to sample information from a real world environment and apply it to digital 3D elements. The re-lit digital elements will then blend with photographic footage shot in the same location. In this work however, he has recorded how this digital light affects a white sphere in computer space and then printed a light map, which is transferred onto a handmade globe. The object echoing the function of a traditional globe but instead visually represents the temporal nature of environment. In the gallery, by placing the Globe back into a real environment it becomes impossible to separate the affect of the real environment with that of the echo. The sphere will no longer faithfully sit in either and instead becomes an object caught between two realities, existing in two environments.

In her art practice Ane Mette Hol focuses on the relationship between original and reproduction. She works conceptually with drawing, resulting in two-dimensional drawings, three-dimensional objects, animation, and this time sound. In essence the work The Concept of Clouds (That will never exist), 2011 is a digital drawing of rain. The work starts with one drop, and then gradually the rain picks up until it sounds like pure noise, like thousands of raindrops hammering on the roof, before it suddenly stops.

At times the work of Chris Cornish will stand alone in the room, at times it will communicate with the sound of Ane Mette Hol's raindrops, and at times the hard noise from The Concept of Clouds (That will never exist), 2011 will completely dominate the room. It will shift between rain, sun and rain again, and create a cyclic atmosphere in the space, like a wave that hits the shore before it withdraws again. 


Chris Cornish is born in Hatfield, UK 1979. He took his Masters degree at Slade School of Fine Art in 2004 in London. He is currently in the two-part exhibition The Wonders of the Invisible World at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland, GB. His most recent solo show was at galerie schleicher+lange in Paris. Chris Cornish lives and works in London.

Ane Mette Hol is born in Bodø, NO 1979. Her most recent exhibitions were the Festival Exhibition at the Arts Festival of North Norway, and Radical Autonomy 2 at Netwerk in Aalst, Belgium. In October she will participate in Oh how time flies at Bergen Kunsthall and Zeichnung ? at Kunstverein Nürnberg, DE. In 2009-10 she was the OCA resident at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. Ane Mette Hol lives and works in Oslo.