Approaching Nocturne

John Gamble


Curating a group of artists working in response to Cantabile Chamber Choir-Leeds 'This Shining Night'. The work included drawing, painting, printing, textiles, soundscape and dance.Venue: Studio 24, Mabgate, Leeds.

My work uses photography to provide a monochromatic ‘truth’ to which I then respond. I began by using a low-tech camera to capture my direct response to the songs and then push these images through extreme enlargement. The resultant disintegrated images were laser printed, using powdered ink and heat to transfer the image onto paper. Over a period of time I returned to the songs and pushed the large pieces through a transitional process of drawing and erasure. The subject and the substrate become unified, a residue to activity and of partial collapse.

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