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Fiona Crisp: Negative Capability: The Stourhead Cycle 20 June–29 July 2012 | Hyper Passive, In Camera, Shock 7 September–2 October 2005 | (Untitled) 25 October–17 December 2000 | Publications | Editions | Artist’s Website



Fiona Crisp, Matthew Tickle, Phillip Warnell | Hyper Passive, In Camera, Shock, 2005

Fiona Crisp, Hyper Passive - Catacomb No.13, 2001/2005 (detail)

Fiona Crisp, Hyper Passive - Theatre No.12, 2005 (installation view)

Fiona Crisp, Hyper Passive - Norwegian Series No.1, 1999/2005 (detail)

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Working primarily with photographic or videographic equipment, the three artists exhibiting together at Matt’s Gallery will be installing works which explore the mechanisms of the camera and play on the relationship between camera, light, space and time in the production of an image.

Fiona Crisp’s four photographs, taken from three different current series’, are presented in this exhibition under the title Hyper Passive. The photographs work together to problematise the presence of light, containing either an excess of light, or too little, or creating an uncomfortably indeterminate relation between interior and exterior space. Crisp states ‘I am not interested in presenting the world coalesced into a dynamic visual image – either staged or documentary. I want to create a hiatus, suspended from space and time and yet absolutely bound by space and time – an impossible space.’

For his third exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, Matthew Tickle continues to explore the indeterminacies of perception and illumination. Using a Geiger counter to trigger the projection of an image, Tickle’s In Camera allows the moment of revelation to occur entirely randomly, both artist and viewer dependent upon an imperceptible change in the environment to create the conditions for viewing. This configuration of elements reflects the subject of Tickle’s photograph and text, which reveal a collision of the seemingly random and the
significant.

Phillip Warnell’s Shock is a dual-screen video work which offers the viewer an opportunity to witness the de-stabilisation of a portrait of the body. Each sequence, set in a green-screen environment, shows a digitally composed couple caught in a technologically mediated intensification of a reflex reaction; a one second event that, once mediated using a high-speed technological eye, becomes a forty-second playback sequence.

The construction of the space for this exhibition was supported by The Henry Moore Foundation. The production of Fiona Crisp's work for this exhibition was financially supported by Arts Council England, North East. Phillip Warnell's Shock was commissioned by FuturePhysical & Arts Council England, East, 2003. For further information and visual material please contact the gallery.

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Biography
Born Derbyshire, UK, 1966, Lives and works Northumberland, UK. Education 1991–1993 Slade School of Fine Art, U.C.L. Fine Art – Media Postgraduate; 1986–1989 W. S. C. A. D. (Farnham) Fine Art – Sculpture BA (Hons.); Selected Solo Exhibitions 2009-2010 Subterrania, a touring exhibition: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Impressions Gallery, Bradford and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall. 2006 Abteilung, The Greenhouse, St Peter Port, Guernsey, CI. 2003 Santa Maria, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 2000 Fiona Crisp, Matt’s Gallery, London; Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery [catalogue] 1999 Still Films, Camerawork, London 1996 Omphalos, The Conductor’s Hallway Gallery, London Selected Group Exhibitions 2011 Unfinished Business – A Contemporary Response to William Bell Scott, Wallington, Northumberland 2010 Extra Ordinary: Alternative Perspectives of the Everyday, Apthorp Gallery, London; Architectural Fictions, Bracknell Galleries, Berkshire 2009 Foto Grafia Photography Festival, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome 2008 Ruination: Photographs of Rome, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham University (catalogue); The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowships 1993-2005 (catalogue) 2006 Beauty and the Beast Stourhead Landscape Gardens, Wiltshire (NT) (Catalogue); Phantasm Market Gallery, Glasgow; You Shall Know Our Velocity BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; Responding to Rome The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London [catalogue] 2005 Fiona Crisp, Matthew Tickle, Phillip Warnell, Fiona Crisp, Matthew Tickle, Phillip Warnell, Matt’s Gallery, London 2004 Ideen von-Kunslen-Auktion, Galerie Luecke und Partner, Berlin; Para Sites, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset 2002 Fiona Crisp / Mary Maclean / Ozhang, Seven Worcester Terrace Gallery, Bath; Fellowship Exhibition, The British School at Rome [catalogue] 2001 Diari di Lavoro …, Galleria Nationale d’Arte Moderna, Rome 2000 Stadt München Photo-Biennale, Galerie Stadt München, Amsterdam, and touring to Room 212, Auckland, New Zealand; Flicker, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery 1998 Disrupting the Scene, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery; Dark Field, The Boiler House at Hackney Wick, London 1997 Oranges & Lemons, Peninsula Foundation, Eindhoven [catalogue] Awards & Fellowships 2008 Nominated for the Northern Art Prize and Sovereign Art Prize 2007/8 The Geevor Commission - Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall 2007 Residency - Allenheads Contemporary Art, Northumberland, May to Nov 2006 Artist in Residence, Stourhead Landscape Gardens, Wiltshire (Commissioned by the National Trust and The Hotbath Gallery, Bath) 2005 Grants for Individual Artists, Arts Council England, North East 2004 Nominated for Beck’s Futures, ICA, London; International Artist in Residence Programme, Guernsey College, Guernsey C.I. 2003 Nominated for Citigroup Photography Prize, 2004 2001 Wingate Scholarship, The British School at Rome, (October 2001 - March 2002); Visual Artists Award, London Arts 1999 Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship, Berwick-upon-Tweed (four month residency); Nominated for Citibank Photography Prize, 2000 1998 Awards to Individual Artists, London Arts Board 1997 Art for Everyone, Arts Council (group recipient) 1996 Awards to Artists Exhibiting Abroad, The British Council Teaching Current: Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Northumbria University; VT in Fine Art, BA / MA University of Northumbria, Newcastle; 2002/3 VT Fine Art (photography) BA Camberwell, London; 1998-2005 visiting lecturer at various institutions incl. Slade, Camberwell, Winchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Newcastle Collections Arts Council Collection; Hayward Gallery, London; Worcester City Art Gallery; Private Collections; Tate Gallery Collection and Government Art Collection

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Bibliography
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