Spain, UK, 2015, 7′ 14“
Situated with Artaud’s ideas of the experiential and assault, Mesmer explores subjectivity and sublime experience to question accepted knowledge and perceptions of phenomena and “truth”. Juxtaposing a tension between highly mediated and animated visuals that work reflexively with intense affective elements is central to this work. The strategy of aesthetic assault is deployed with the intention of disrupting the temporal to create formal and metaphorical parallax.
Grant Petrey’s creative practice spans; time based media, curatorial projects, production and research. He has worked extensively with Turner Contemporary, Margate, Tate Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum. He has presented his research and work internationally, with early painting work part of the National Collection of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. His fine art practice explores temporality via the triangulation of the still and moving image with the sonic.
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