Time-based Media at UCL Art Museum

13 January - 28 March 2014

This exhibition highlights UCL Art Museum’s growing collection of time-based media – works of art which depend on technology and change meaningfully with respect to time, such as video, experimental film, and audio. It showcases the work of six graduates from the Slade School of Fine Art, acquired through the annual William Coldstream Memorial Prize.

I am Here!

Nicole Morris, I am Here! Still from video, 2011

The Prize is a purchase award selected from the Slade’s degree shows to reflect outstanding achievement over the whole year, rather than requiring students to create pieces to fit specific requirements. This has resulted in a wide array of artwork. Time-based media is one particular strand within the history of the award, and this exhibition shows how artists experiment with the moving image and sound to consider concepts of space, identity, construction and disorientation, and to create a dialogue between viewer and object.

Time-based Media at UCL Art Museum presents work produced between 2004 and 2013 by the following artists: Dana Ariel, Tom Chick, Chris Cornish, Marcia Farquhar, Nicolas Feldmeyer, Reynir Hutber, Viveka Marksjo, Julia McKinlay, Eleanor Morgan, Nicole Morris, Tessa Power, Marianna Simnett and Georgina Tate.

Among the artworks on show is A Printers’ Symphony, a collaborative multimedia piece aiming to bring the printing process into the exhibition space. The sound recording accompanied by a concertina of printed images and marks was awarded the first UCL Art Museum Prize in 2013.

The series of talks and events Time-based Media in Conversation will run alongside the exhibition. It will include a lunch-hour talk by artist Marianna Simnett, winner of the 2013 Coldstream Prize, on February 18 and an evening performance-lecture by artist and recent Slade PhD graduate Kai Syng Tan on February 13.

The audio-visual equipment was kindly provided by the Slade School of Fine Art.