The Slow Liquidity of Glass
Digital C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
51 x 33.4 cm
Edition of 50 plus 5AP
Special launch price: £220 (unframed)
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Chisenhale Gallery presents a newly commissioned work by Canadian, Glasgow based artist Corin Sworn, comprising a film presented as part of an installation with synchronised lighting and sound.
The Rag Papers
(2013) explores the nature of attention, reuse and appropriation. The film’s worried narrative shifts between the perspectives of three characters who interact with a series of objects set within carefully designed domestic interiors. The film uses point of view shots and cutaway sequences to suggest the roaming nature of each character’s attention and in turn, reveals transient spaces such as hotel rooms, sorting depots and markets.
Layering multiple subjective viewpoints, Sworn’s characters shift back and forth between modes of remembering, looking, processing and reading. Objects play a central role in the film, almost as characters in their own right; the mise en scene becoming as potent as the action of the protagonists or any suggested narrative.
To accompany the exhibition Sworn has produced a limited edition photograph entitled The Slow Liquidity of Glass
referencing an image within the film.
Corin Sworn (born 1977, London) lives and works in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include; Endless Renovation
, ‘Art Now’, Tate Britain (2011); Tramway, Glasgow; Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; Witte de With, Rotterdam (all 2010); EASTinternational
, Norwich; Kunsthalle Basel (all 2009); Participant Inc. New York (2008). Sworn was nominated for The Jarman Award 2011 and The Jerwood / Film and Video Umbrella Award 2012, and has been selected to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale, 2013.