Fri 14 Sep 2018 14:00
Pineapples & Pre-cinema
In this talk, Artist Savinder Bual explores the world of early cinema and illusion & how it relates to her work. She draws on her fascination with train travel, pre-cinematic devices and the history of the pineapple.
Savinder's overall practice is driven by her fascination with the illusory qualities inherent in cinema and early animation. Imagining herself as a cinema pioneer she explores the interplay between the moving and the still image, creating works that sit between the pre-cinematic and the digital.
She has discovered low-fi ways to add movement to single images and commonplace objects/materials, her intent is to ignite an element of wonder at the illusion of cinema, giving the everyday enough of a twist to allow the imagination to run free.
Savinder studied painting at Winchester School of Art and photography at the Royal College of Art, London. Exhibitions and screenings include Bloomberg New Contemporaries, PEER & Animate Projects, Wimbledon Space, London, The Crafts Council, Turner Contemporary, Margate, CCA, Glasgow, OV gallery, Shanghai and 1Shanthiroad, Bangalore.
She is currently working on the 'Pineapple Project'. A social project involving kinetic musical sculptures that will culminate in a performance at Colston Hall at the end of November.
This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.
Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on a tour.