Formed in 2013, [NAME] is a collaboration of four artists producing multi-media installations. The work is poetic and cinematic in nature. Intrigued by text, music, dance and narratives [NAME] has worked with pieces such as Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring and Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths as sources of inspiration which become departure points for a process of research and response. [NAME]’s installations include film, video and drawings, characterised by a sense of framing and reframing, through both the camera and screen. The installations are the culmination of many moments of shared performative experience and the artists’ responses. By combining these responses a non-linear layering occurs within each piece.
As a group of four female artists, an implicit female sensibility infuses the work. Fragments and reflections of movement and dialogue are recorded from the group’s interactions and these present traces of subjectivity through space and time. An interest in the transition of time and the translation of moments, leads the group to use a range of media and technology, including social media to connect spaces and further obscure the boundaries of time, the virtual, presence and absence. The frequent use of mirroring, reflecting and an almost rhythmical ritualistic repetition, disrupts the plane or surface of the images and videos, producing a multi-dimensional perspective. The motifs of mirrors and lenses are recurrent and reference the autopoietic nature of [NAME]’s work.