Sigune Hamann and The V&A
Alex Flowers, The V&A
The viewer viewed – reading panoramic film-strips
Based within the V&A Digital Programmes department artist Sigune Hamann spent her residency liaising with curators from the Theatre and Performance, and Asian Collections galleries. The resulting work encompasses two new series of works of Hamann’s signature panoramic 35mm film studies, one responding to each collection.
Hamann’s technique requires the exposure of a full roll of 35mm film in a single rewinding movement whilst moving 360 degree in relation to her subject. The product, a complex panoramic landscape capturing the movement of museum visitors exploring the exhibitions. The work produced in this residency was show at the V&A during one of their Digital Drop in events on the 20th of June 2015.
In parallel to her entrepreneur in residence project Hamann’s has also been resident at Tokyo Wonder Site, a art centre dedicated to generating cultural responses to the city. As a byproduct of these two residencies Hamann has received an additional grant from the Great Sasakawa Foundation to go back to Japan in Spring 2016 to continue her research and explore the potential for an exhibition of her Asian Collection images.
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