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Contact: Pairs: Jennifer Nightingale / Simon Payne


June 19th, 7:30pm at The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Rd, London, E5 8BQ - £5/£3

Jennifer Nightingale’s films broadly fall into two categories of ‘pinhole films’ and ‘knitting films’. The pinhole films that she has selected to show here include a new two-screen configuration of West Window, East Window. Other films include pieces from her Cornish Knitting Pattern series, which document the coastal locations where the knitting patterns derive from. The patterns themselves dictate editing decisions.

Pinhole Film no. 1 (2001) 3mins, 16mm, colour, silent

West Window, East Window (2013) 6 mins, 16mm, two screen version, colour, silent

Knitting a Frame (2008) 8mins, 16mm, colour, silent

Cornish Knitting Pattern Series (including ‘St Ives’, ‘Vicar of Morwenstow’, ‘Newlyn’) (2017)

Simon Payne's videos works are often orientated around hard-edged graphic shapes and transitions. In contrast, the first two works here are ‘mixed media’ pieces. The new work, Intersections, documents the performance of a recent piece of music for two bass clarinets, composed by Michael Parsons. The shooting strategy for Intersections interprets the score. 


Cut Out (2013) 3mins, video, colour, sound

NOT AND OR (2014) 18mins, video, colour, silent

Intersections (2017) 9mins, video, colour, sound.

The two additional works that Jennifer and Simon have chosen to show are William Raban's Angles of Incidence (1973, 10mins, 16mm, colour, silent) and Stephen Littman’s Surface Composition (2004) 2 mins, video, b/w, silent.

Download JN/SP in conversation.

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