Monday, October 08, 2007

Trans Siberian Train Journey Exhibition



26 October 2007 - 6 January 2008

Elly Clarke and Joram ten Brink's journey on the Trans-Siberian train forms the basis of the exhibition 'The Journey/Moscow to Beijing' at London Gallery West. Travelling together as part of the 'Capturing the Moving Mind'1 conference taking place on the train, the exhibition reveals two distinct yet related interpretations of the same event.

Joram ten Brink's 16mm film The Journey is a poetic essay that weaves together images taken on and off the train with stills of modern and ancient Russia and China. As the film unfolds, these images are blended with a soundtrack layering music, dialogue, atmospheric effects and station announcements to recreate the disembodied experience of travel. Drawing equally from the traditions of documentary, personal cinema and diary films, The Journey constantly shifts its parameters, forcing the viewer to reassess the origin and meaning of the exotic content of the film. In the repeated viewing context of looped gallery projection the numerous cinematic narratives and shifting points of view in The Journey are particularly effective as they allow for multiple readings of the work.

Opening Times: Daily 09.00 – 17.00

Private View: Thursday 25 October 17.00 – 20.00 at London Gallery West

Gallery Talk – Sarah Carrington, formerly of curatorial partnership B&B, in conversation with Joram ten Brink and Elly Clarke:
Wednesday 14 November 14.30 – 15:30 at London Gallery West

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