University of Hertfordshire


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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMunich
Publisherkarin Wimmer contemporary art
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2017


Dancing light video: One of a series of 'Video Haikus'. In the poetic form of the haiku there is a fixed structure of 17 syllables in three lines, five, seven, five. The challenge of the haiku is to distil an essential poetic thought or observation within the limited constrain of the minimal form. There are moments when filming where a small poetic truth erupts from the surface flow of appearances. By juxtaposing one or more of these moments there is potential for a third poetic reading in the tension between the scenes. Wright & Van 't Hoog explore the orchestration of short video sequences to form abstract time based compositions. The edited video is constructed from short video observations of daily phenomena. Lifting video observations from their normative context and composing them in both harmonic and incongruous juxtaposition asks the viewer to look more closely at the incidental visual poetry held in these simple observations of daily phenomena. The video sequences have been orchestrated to generate a tightly constructed interplay between colour harmonics, rhythmic movement and spatial readings which lifts the observations to a highly abstracted exchange. The cropping, framing and timing of the video sequence effectively generates a ‘concrete art’ animation. Wright & Van ‘t Hoog ‘ZIP’ Philip Mead performance 17th March '18. Wright & Van 't Hoog's video 'ZIP' was used as a score by the composer/pianist Philip Mead who devised the orchestration and directed St. Augustines Singers in a performance in Cambridge March '18.

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