Tamarin Norwood Study for "A Fine Line" (#23) 2014.
Submitted for issue 2: Drift, Study for "A Fine Line" (#23) (2014) is a video work that plays with the relationships between hand drawn pencil marks and computer generated lines, the videos propose ways of imagining what the surface of the page might have in common with the surfaces of the camera lens and the computer screen. These are each surfaces capable of capturing and presenting space in three dimensional space, though their means of capture and the effects of their presentation are quite different. As Norwood explains; Each flatness seems to vie with the next, each presenting itself as the first, the most real, the most inevitable.
Text courtesy: Becky Huff Hunter at the ICA Philadelphia. Video made as part of Norwood's exhibition Tamarin Norwood: A Fine Line
Fay Nicolson Talk is Cheap 2013.
Created for Issue 1: Class, the piece combines a spoken word narrative, low-fi video documentation of the artist and a shifting montage of studio photographs. Talk is Cheap builds on Nicolson's printed contribution to Issue 1, investigating the form of accent and ideas of classification and display through photographing casts of the inside of her mouth; a double document. This is combined with a fictional narrative of two characters discussing the convention of excessive detail in British realist cinema as a signifier for truth. Three mouths (the two characters and the narrator) attempt to mime this narrative to webcam.