Boo Beaumont (UK)
Location Number: 23
at North Road Methodist Church
Award-winning photographer and film-maker Boo Beaumont premieres this exquisite projection of plants and ﬂowers created by using X-ray and CT technology. These delicate images shift and melt into one another as they are projected onto North Road Methodist Church. This thought-provoking and beautiful piece draws the viewer in to question how things appear and what lies hidden beneath.
The specially-composed soundtrack by Orlando Kimber harmonises with the images and adds a further dimension for the viewer as they watch the flowers evolve.
Sponsored by Couriers North East.
About the artist
Boo Beaumont is an award-winning photographer, ﬁlm-maker and artist with 12 of her portraits in the National Portrait Gallery collection in London. In 2010 her X Ray Shell images were featured in 'The Pearl' exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. In 2004 her X-Ray Flower images gained her a gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society. More awards followed and the work from this series, ﬁrst exhibited in 2002, has received critical acclaim worldwide. In the same year, Beaumont was commissioned by Artscape to make her short ﬁlm 'Bodylines' as their festival ﬁnale.
In 1999 she received acclaim for her thought-provoking
exhibition of 'Remarkable Women' portraits which included
Mother Theresa. One of these images was a ﬁnalist in the Kobal
Portrait Awards. She exhibits and lectures worldwide.
To find out more, visit www.boobeaumont.org.
About the artist
Batchelor was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1955 and studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham (1975-78), and Cultural Theory at Birmingham University (1978-80). He has exhibited widely in the UK, continental Europe, the Americas and, more recently, Asia. Recent exhibitions include Chromophilia: 1995-2010, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro (2010); Backlights, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, (2008); Color Chart, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008) and Tate Liverpool (2009); and Unplugged, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2007). Batchelor has written and edited several essays and books including the recent Whitechapel publication Colour (2008). He is represented by Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo.Comment on installation
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