Monday, 15 November 2010

Latitude - artist map making

Claire Weetman's first animation 'Chatham Road (Eventually Everyone had Moved)' has been selected for this exhibition at Manchester Modernist Society.

Inspired by the organisation’s own collection of 20th Century maps, the exhibition is part of the Chapel Street Open Studios series of events which showcases the creative output of the Chapel Street area of Salford.

The exhibition includes a variety of work including a map of Manchester in the form of an angiogram (an x-ray of blood vessels); a map tracking every aeroplane to take off from Heathrow airport in 24hours; a map designed to promote Salford’s ‘Unconvention’ music festival and an intriguing take on motorway signage.

Artwork is available for sale and all proceeds will suppport the continued aims of the modernist society, a not for profit organisation.

Participating artists:

Angela Fox

Annie Harrison

Becca Smith

Charlotte Utting-Brown

Claire Weetman

Daksha Patel

David Davies

Mark Lomax

Michael Thorp

Noah Rose

Phil Turner

Spike Dennis

Ultimate Holding Company

Spike Dennis, Malformed Aura

Preview: Friday 19th November 2010, 6.00pm

Exhibition Continues: 20 – 28 November

11.00am – 5.30pm daily

manchester modernist society, 142 Chapel St. Salford, M3 6AF

Chapel Street Open, November 2010, Salford. UK

Sunday, 14 November 2010

St Helens Open 2010

Crossing: Nibelungen Bridge' and 'Space Between' will be exhibited for the first time at The St Helens Open 2010, which opens Tuesday 16 November 2010.

Both of these works were created as part of the Urban Interventions residency that Claire undertook at Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz earlier in the year. 'Crossing: Nibelingen Bridge' is a graphite drawing and was developed using film footage of people crossing this major bridge in the city.

'Space Between' is the result of an intervention in the exhibition Linz <-> Liverpool: How much Exchange can you stand? Claire invited visitors to the exhibition to carry an MP3 recorder between the two venues - recording their journey along the way. The resulting audio was transformed into visual soundwaves, layered and displayed as a lightbox.