online...onsite...artgallery...theViewergallery is an area and arena devised by artist Eleanor MacFarlane for various online, onsite and popup art projects, a platform for enterprises, artworks and sometime collaborations with other artists. Occasional and recurring projects include theLongLine ongoing drawing events, theProgressiveImage explorations of moving image, Crucial Pursuit! the financial planning game for artists and Absolute Magnitude travelling postcard project.
Moving Image may be described as Video Art, terms overlapping into narrative areas, and into documentation of studio practices and events. Video Art may encompass experimental happenings and ephemeral events captured on video. The Moving Image also suggests Cinema, with its larger scale of filmic and collaborative concerns. Moving Image can comprise everything that moves in a film-type medium, including animation, home movies, historical street scenes, vintage broadcasts, early shorts, use of found footage, and more. Moving Image artists themselves borrow and use any and all of the media mentioned, and define themselves variously.
Multitude is a theViewergallery project, part of theProgressiveImage exploration of Moving Image.
Multitude- a great
number; a crowd; an assemblage; the vulgar or common people; the state of being
many; a great number of individuals; numerousness.
and video art presents multiple views.
train journeys are juxtaposed, creating dual visions as if on inner and outer
Objects appear and reappear between screens – a contemporary take on one
of cinema’s oldest tricks. Cartoon
figures morph through aspects of character and caricature.
Are insects individuals,
or one unit of a unified multitude?
seeks to define Moving Image, and explore why artists use the medium. Why a
photograph that moves? Why a film without a story? Perhaps artists use Moving Image
to work with time, exploring the pace of thought - moments which can stretch out,
and which journey on through the mind.
video, film and animation techniques usually play at anything between 24 and 60
frames a second. They trick us into seeing a continual flow of movement, but really,
they reveal to us that reality is similar – a series of events which our brains
piece together into a sequence. Moving Image artists make and show a version of