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James Richards

Radio at Night

We are delighted to present the ninth iteration of our online screening series. On this occasion, to coincide with book launch of Memory and Intermediality in Artist’s Moving Image by Sarah Durcan we have invited artist James Richards to share one of his works.

James Richards’ artworks uncover connections between people, gestures, and concealed histories by juxtaposing found and original images and sounds to create lyrical, multidimensional compositions that move between abstraction and representation.

Radio at Night (2015) is a video that considers the connection between the anxiety and pleasure of seeing and sensing in an era saturated by technology. The work takes the viewer on a journey of associations/connections through repeated collaged images of close ups of a man’s face, disembodied pairs of eyes floating in clouds, rushing trees viewed from a train, and animals being processed. Imagined scenes of masked-ball revellers evoke decadence and mortality, while fragments from medical documentaries seen through a grid evoke a more forensic movement through images.

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