MICHAEL C COLDWELL

Aura & Trace
PhD Research
(2015-2018)

The Disappearing City
(2014-2018)

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FANTASMOGRAPH

VIDEO ART

2018

This experimental music video for CC is also a test piece for a final video installation for The Remote Viewer.

The phantasmagoria was a form of photographic theatre that used magic lanterns to project ghostly images. This experimental film was created as part of my ongoing research project The Remote Viewer. It features "deconstructed rephotography" of north Leeds, using lantern slides by Godfrey Bingley taken in the late 19th century. The music is Fantasmograph by Conflux Coldwell, created using tape loops of a 19th century-style penny toy tin music box. This track is taken from CC's forthcoming album Zoetrope, which should be released later this year.

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Artist Photographer Analogue Time Cyanotype Sunography Alternative Processes  

NATURAL TIME

PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

2018

These are photograms of dandelion clocks made using natural light and the cyanotype process. This type of photography is about as far from the snapshot as you can get. Exposures can take hours depending on the light and these durations must be intuited rather than calculated, as weather conditions change.

For philosopher Henri Bergson, time was always immobile and incomplete, not something that can really be quantified and measured, only felt. Bergson's 'duration' is ineffable and can only be revealed indirectly through images.

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Artist Photographer Spectrality Absence Wasteland Abandoned Post-industrial New Topographics  

RETURN TO NOWHERE

PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

2018

Even nowehere changes over time.

In this new series I revisit a non-place which I documented in last year's Failures of Presence photo book, to see how this strange void in the landscape has changed over 12 months.

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Light Night 2018 Hauntology Deconstruction Rephotography Leeds Research Quarry Hill Slum John Tagg Video Installation Projection Art Treasures of the Brotherton photography Godfrey Bingley  

THE REMOTE VIEWER

INSTALLATION

2018

Final piece for PhD research project Aura and Trace. The projection work displayed Coldwell's deconstructed rephotographs of Leeds on two screens, one front and one rear projection. The Remote Viewer was exhibited as part of the city's Light Night events 2018, installed at the Treasures of the Brotherton gallery, on 5th October.

 

 

   
   

 

     
     

 

© 2018 MICHAEL SCHOFIELD