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Marion Ancker

Cyclus

Digitally manipulated photography and painting

1 – 16 October

PLEASE NOTE: THE LOCATION OF THIS WORK HAS NOW CHANGED

To view this beautiful work please go to Blawith Church in Blawith. The artist has selected just one of her images, mounted in a light box over 2m high, specifically for this serene location.

Project description:

Cyclus – In Four Scenes is an installation of four images describing a cycle of life or a cycle of experience from birth to death/assumption.The images have been created by digitally manipulating and mixing traditional painting with photography.

The idea behind Cyclus – In Four Scenes is based on the observation that people in contemporary society understand traditional paintings as art yet the majority is unable to read the myth and symbolical language behind the work unless doing further study. Today’s language and symbolism is defined by media, such as, television, advertising, magazines and newspapers rather than by old style painting. The original paintings, by D’Agoty, Rembrandt and Rubens, remain the foundation of the pictures; however, their story has been re-arranged to portray a fresh narrative with relevance to a contemporary audience in generaland my own life in particular.

The past ten years has been a time of fusion for Western culture. Different media, which used to be separate, have combined together. Art, fashion, music, advertising have been mixed within one context to become a new lifestyle experience. This fusion movement has influenced Cyclus – In Four Scenes. The combination of traditional with modern techniques creates a transition between old and new. The heritage of the past has been reworked to understand the present.

Artists statement:

In general, my work is combining video, sound and images with digital technology to create immersive interactive experiences. My past work, as well as, Cyclus – In Four Scenes are enquiries into aspects of the human psyche on a personal and social level. The creative process of my work offers a way to reflect and understand myself and to move beyond self-imposed limitations.

 

Location:

Blawith

Directions:

PLEASE NOTE: THE LOCATION OF THIS WORK HAS NOW CHANGED

From Kendal take the A590 towards Barrow, turn right onto the A5092 then shortly right again onto the A5084. The church is situated on the right hand side as you come into Blawith, 7 miles North of Ulverston and 7 miles south of Coniston.

The key to the church can be found with the key holder who lives opposite the church at the house with the green door.

(OS 288 883)

Multimap:

Blawith

 

Artist's website: Photography by Ben Edwards:www.erproductions.co.uk

 

Special thanks to: Churches Conservation Trust

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