June 30 - July 11
Delving into a semantic terrain, Alastair Crawford's installation
"Avon Calling" uses dialogue and projected imagery to
explore the place of film within the gallery. Using massive video
back projections to create a cinematic 'corridor' in the gallery,
Crawford's installation captures the viewer between two jumbled
monologues snatched from the electronic impulses of the cellular
network. From the screens on either side two competing voices
and oversized faces quarrel for the viewer's attention, and indeed
for the cinematic space in between them.
In this ambitious and arresting installation Crawford sets out
to break down the traditional notions of cinematic narrative,
and in the process reinvents the viewer as an active participant
in the production of meaning.