Monday, August 20, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Maisie Broadhead

 Artist Maisie Broadhead originally trained as a jeweller and now produces fine art photographic parodies. Her work is being featured in the upcoming exhibition "Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present" at the National Gallery in London.  Maisie Broadhead worked with filmmaker Jack Cole to create the time lapse video "Ode to Hill and Adamson"- a modern day recreation of an 1844 photographic print by Hill and Adamson which it references.

 I have long been a fan of seeing the process that goes into artwork, but "Ode to Hill and Adamson" takes this concept to a whole new level- the process and our ability to view it is the artwork.  I love how the model sits patiently in place while the scene is literally created around her- she is constantly being circled and worked upon, as she looks around, talks on her cell phone and sips coffee.  It is a perfect combination of past and present- proof that is takes a lot of effort and forethought to recreate the past.  But it's worth it : )

("Ode to Hill and Adamson" was Produced by Cap Gun Collective, Edited by James Norris at Whitehouse London and Post and VFX by Carbon FX. It recently aired on Channel 4's "Random Acts")

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