Neil Wedman: Forget Me

January 27 – March 4, 2011

Work by Neil Wedman

Neil Wedman is the ideal kind of artist to bring to an art school because he is accomplished in many media, including drawing, video, painting and bookmaking. Forget Me is made up of "screen test" clips that Wedman shot in 1970, when he was a very young man, set to music by The Cure. The artist: "The original film was shot not by me but under my direction by some forgotten, anonymous buddy whose dad had a movie camera. That was in 1970 and I was fifteen or sixteen years old. I am the person off camera on the left to whom the subjects respond. I can't remember what I was saying to them, just asking non-sequitur type questions I think.... The film was shot in a classroom at the high school we all attended and the on-camera participants were assembled through a kind of open casting call..."

This exhibition was part of the series, BLACK BOX: VIDEO PROJECTIONS AT GALLERY ONE ONE ONE, September 2010 – March 2011, during which the gallery was transformed from a white cube into a black box.

Curated by Cliff Eyland and Alex Poruchnyk

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