Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter was shot between March 2017 and February 2018 in Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, a community garden in the centre of Lambeth’s Brockwell Park. Seven days a week, the charity runs a garden volunteering scheme, school visits, family events, courses and workshops. It also welcomes many drop in visitors.
Vron Harris’ practice is interested in the construction of film, the representation of time and the materiality of different media. There’s an interest in the possibility of using still images to create a sense of movement and moving images to create a sense of stillness.
This sense of a still image: of a moment that 'was now’ but has since past, and the possibility of the moving image to re-animate these stills into the appearance of life, allows an exploration of both the materiality and the illusion of the moving image and how these oppositions and tensions might relate and interact with one another.
Thanks to Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Middlesex University, Family and Friends
This was a collaboration between the Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses and the Herne Hill Free Film Festival where we screened the 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the greenhouses on Sunday May 13th 2018. It was also the London Premier of 'Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter' which was a looping installation ahead of the main feature.
Here you can see us erecting the frame and it's screen, the projector and speakers and about 100 chairs for our spectators as the evening is shot on a 360 degree camera and compressed into one minute.
‘Technology: Past and Future’ - Quays Culture - 9th April - 4th May 2018 - Exhibition Opening Installation Video - Commissioned and presented by Quays Culture, MediaCity UK
Quays Culture are hosting a Greater-Manchester wide art exhibition, in partnership with the University of Salford. Celebrating the breadth of digital talent across Greater Manchester, one artist representing each of the 10 boroughs showcases a unique artwork incorporating digital techniques during the exhibition which runs from 8th April until Friday 4th May 2018.
This FREE Pop Up Digital Art Exhibition is being displayed in the public foyer of the University of Salford, MediaCityUK Campus. Pioneers of outdoor arts and cultural events, Quays Culture commissioned this display to draw on the region’s unique talents in the field of digital arts. Quays Culture brings together a new fusion of art and community to the public realm, with an exhibition that has never before been seen at Salford Quays.
'Commissioned and presented by Quays Culture, MediaCity UK'
A Vron Harris Film - Shot by the artists on a 360 degree camera:
RADO DASKALOV - Bolton
CROCKER ART - Bury
ED FLORANCE - City of Manchester
BAZ ARMSTRONG - Oldham
JOHN COOKE - Rochdale
BEN ARK - Salford
DANIEL WILTSHIRE - Stockport
LIAM HOPKINS - Tameside
VRON HARRIS - Trafford
LOUISE ROBSON - Wigan
3 minutes - 4:3 - 2009
A visceral exploration of ideas around the self. The film explores the use of sound and still images to create a sense of movement.
Taking a vase of tulips as a still life on the kitchen table, this film documents them for a month with a daily time-lapse capturing the sun dawning on the flowers, sweeping around the walls and exiting the frame; thus the piece has a sense of a diary documenting the sun and the tulips with slight traces of people passing through. It is interested in the materiality of film and how it might be able to represent these ideas through the passing of time. The film expands and contracts the representation of time as it experiments and foregrounds it’s own construction.
Tulips 8th June - 5th July 2015
2 minutes 33 seconds
Taking a vase of tulips as a still life next to my kitchen window, the film documents them with a daily time-lapse of the sun dawning on the flowers for the four weeks around the Summer Solstice. The work is interested in the materiality of film and it’s ability to study a “still” life over time. There’s an interest in the representation of time and how the same source material can be used in different ways to construct multiple viewpoints.
La Festa degli Sposi
32 seconds - 2014
La Festa degli Sposi is interested in exploring film form and narrative structure. It gives a sense of travelling from London to Bournemouth to Pescara to Rigopiano as a family travels from Britain to Italy to celebrate a wedding.
The film has an impression of being structured linearly in chronological order yet it is also a mosaic of 9 images as a collection of moments assembled in a somewhat non-linear fashion. There's an interest in the visual qualities of each image and how they interact with one another.
Toe Job is a piece that references the work of Andy Warhol as an examination of the passing of time and the materiality of film and video. It is interested in duration and the power of off screen space.
4 minutes 38 seconds - Continuous Loop - 2017
Spring was shot over March, April and May 2017 in Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, a community garden in the centre of Lambeth’s Brockwell Park. Seven days a week, the charity runs a garden volunteering scheme, school visits, family events, courses and workshops. It also welcomes many drop in visitors.
Thanks to: Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Middlesex University, Family and Friends.