Matter Loves, Matter Lives, Matter Loves – the affective labour of the image in Hito Steyerl’s In Free Fall by Bridget Crone

08.10.10
In Free Fall, Hito Steyerl, 2010, exhibition at Picture This, image courtesy of the artist What is it like to experience the duration of two minutes in film? One minute? Hito Steyerl’s latest work, In Free Fall – a co-commission by Chisenhale Gallery, Picture This and the Collective Gallery – begins with the announcement “2 minutes to screening” and so we experience the duration of this ...
Rachel Reupke – 10 Seconds or Greater preview at Picture This

23.01.10
10 Seconds or Greater by Rachel Reupke Date: 22 January | Location: Picture This, Bristol Reupke was awarded the Film London 2009 Bristol Mean Time Residency during which this work was produced in the Picture This Atelier. 10 Seconds or Greater is a single-screen video installation. Formally based on the production of royalty-free stock footage, 10 Seconds or Greater maps the logical progression of a director through a ...
Ben Rivers at Picture This

25.11.09
Ben Rivers, Origin of the Species Dates: 26 November – 5 December 2009 | Location: Picture This Atelier, Bristol Picture This presents  two works by Ben Rivers, Origin of the Species and Slow Action. Both are about man’s relationship to nature and the legacy of Charles Darwin: Slow Action (which, appropriately enough, is a work in progress) addresses island biogeography, considering how life might flourish and develop ...
Session by Mandy Macintosh

07.10.09
Session, Mandy Mcintosh Here is an extract from Session, the latest film from Glasgow-based artist Mandy McIntosh, commissioned by Picture This, Bristol. Session considers the mental health of an 18th century slave called Pero who lived and worked in Bristol for his master John Pinney. Pinney’s house is now a museum but Pero’s room is closed to the public and used to store furniture. In the film, ...
Down at the Bamboo Club

10.09.09
Down at the Bamboo Club, Picture This Dates: 12 September–17 October 2009 | Location: Picture This, Bristol Taking its name from a legendary Bristol social club, Down at the Bamboo Club is a new exhibition devised by Picture This in Bristol. The video works all respond to ideas of legacy and use strategies including re-enactment and community participation and explore how we respond to events and sites ...