At Transition Gallery and Hackney Picture House Gallery, London

Andrew Bracey / Jackie Chettur / Paul Kindersley / Cathy Lomax /
Alli Sharma / Mimei Thompson / David Wojtowycz / Nicola Woodham


7-30 September 2012
Transition Gallery is open Fri-Sun 12-6pm
Hackney Picture House (exhibition finished 27 Sep)




The moving magic of film lies in its frame-by-frame flickering approximation of life. The stilling of that movement re-directs the viewer’s gaze towards an entirely new reality. Context and meaning are rearranged and new beauties unearthed behind the seemingly banal. In halting, repeating or reconstructing, the image persists, becoming a thing in itself, which as film theorist Laura Mulvey notes ‘has its own visual pleasures and rewards that do not replace, but compliment those of watching a film’.

Each of the artists exhibiting in Still is in their various way engaged in this quixotic cinematic alteration.




Still is accompanied by a special Film issue of Garageland magazine.


Hackney Picture House Gallery is at 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Transition Gallery is at Unit 25a Regent Studios, London E8 4QN



Still: visual comfort food - Francesca Brooks
Freeze Frame Fantasies - Hackney Citizen
Art as Projectionist: My Love of Cinema: The Double Negative