Sally Annett will be leading the contemplation as guest artist, at NN Contemporary Art Northampton, for Jan Uprichard:
From April 20th -23rd Jan Uprichard will be sharing the progress of the Archive of the Invention -Metonymic Time Machine at NN Contemporary’s project space in Northampton. This will be a;
- series of tests
- just giving it a go and seeing what happens
attempts to create a time machine that allows you to time travel in your mind using sound, colour/light and smell as triggers.
There are 3 threads to the work so far…
1. Future ~
A Video using the long running hospital drama Casualty as subject matter. The work uses clips from the build up to whatever mishap is about to befall the programmes’ characters to play on how we try to sense what might be coming next. Considering premonition or deja-vu as ways that we might time travel to the future in our minds.
2. Past ~
A series of abridged books in which I have noted down every time an author has described sound, colour/light and smell. I have used this information to make abridged versions of the books using only the text descriptions. I am currently working on versions of the books using only the sounds, smells and colour/lights, by-passing language.
- A library of my research, showing my thinking around how we can time travel in our minds (and possibly physically too). Presenting books, texts, notes, etc.
3. Present ~
A series of experiments into how we can get into the right frame of mind to time travel in our minds, being in the present without looking backwards or forwards. Building on the idea of a Prisoner’s Cinema made from abstract images of light and colour.
On Saturday 23rd at 12noon and 1pm, working with artist Sally Annett there will be a guided secular meditation/contemplation accompanied by music by Alexander Scriabin, early 20th Century Composer and mystic.
You can find out more about the project at Metonymic Time Machine – An Archive of the Invention.
Or learn more from: https://januprichard.com/
This work has been funded by an ACE Grant.