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Rapid Formations

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Chasing 1000, 1994 Video Still © Courtesy of the artist & Southampton City Art Gallery
Rapid Formations
Curated by: Neil Jefferies

Civic Centre, Commercial Road
Southampton SO14 7LP
United Kingdom
May 25th, 2012 - September 2nd, 2012
Opening: May 25th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.southampton.gov.uk/s-leisure/...
COUNTRY:  
United Kingdom
EMAIL:  
art.gallery@southampton.gov.uk
PHONE:  
023 8083 3007
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily: 10am-5pm
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video-art

DESCRIPTION

Drawing from the permanent collection, Rapid Formationsbrings together a group of artworks where the creation process has been guided, either partially or completely, by a system of rules and limitations that were predetermined by the artist.

This special collection display focuses on the video artwork, Chasing 1,000 (1994), an hour-long film piece by Glaswegian artist Roderick Buchanan in which the artist and his friend Paul Maguire header a basketball back and forth to each other, with the aim of eventually reaching 1000 headers.

Rapid Formations originated in a competition organised by the Contemporary Art Society. Starting Point invited young curators to choose a video artwork from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection and to create an exhibition around it. Neil Jefferies was one of the winners of this new initiative.