For Immediate Release, November 3rd, 2002
Variablemedia is pleased to announce 'Hemi-demi-semi'
a new project by the artist Richard Couzins.Starting November 4th
at variablemedia.org, Couzins presents a unique, short QuickTime
movie loop each day for the 30 days of this projects run.
Hemi-demi-semi refers to the smallest rhythmical
interval in musical notation; the hemi-demi-semi quaver. In this
project, Couzins employs an economy of means using a minimum of
frames in his movies. Objects and maxims animate and loop on the
computer screen, transient collages that are overwritten each day
by a new movie sequence. These works will have a raw diaristic quality,
being made near to release; 'hot off the press'.
Richard Couzins makes work concerned with language
and language systems. He brings together an assortment of displaced
objects and phrases, highlighting the uncertain nature of relationships
between things and the strangeness of everyday events. His work
oscillates between overstatement and understatement, with a complex
layering of metaphor and humour.
Couzins lives and work in London. He has exhibited
in the UK, Europe and the USA. Group exhibitions include Feeringbury
VI (Feeringbury Manor, Essex), More Light More Power (Annexed, London),
Jibby Beane (Gramercy International Art Fair, New York), Actual
Size (Overgaden, Copenhagen) plus one person shows at the Hoxton
Distillery and Tram Depot Galleries in London. His work will feature
in The Golden Age of Shoreditch show at the Hoxton
Distillery, opening on the 22nd of this month.
An artilcle about Couzin's work in Danish magazine
For further information please contact
[A Word version of this press release is available on request.]