Simon Warner West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Film artist and photographer specializing in landscape and the environment. I am also interested in the history of visual culture, and work performatively with early photographic processes, shadows and lantern slides.

Solo exhibitions and short films about UK landscapes (eg. North & South, Harewood House 2016; Ways to the stone house, Brontë Parsonage Museum 2012) Performative guided walks (eg. Transported, Project Space Leeds 2010) Performative lectures (Lavater – The Shadow of History 2006-15) Silhouette workshops (eg. Latitude Festival 2008, V&A Friday Late 2010)

Artwork

Lavater – The Shadow of History

Medium: Performative lecture

A story of silhouette portraiture and the birth of photography, told through the person of 18th century physiognomist JC Lavater

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Silhouette portrait workshop

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Participants trace each other's profiles using a reproduction silhouette artist's chair from the 1770s, before reducing them to miniatures and cutting out the likenesses to take home.

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O Brignall Banks

Medium: Video still

A film portrait of the River Greta in County Durham, featuring the locations of Walter Scott's epic poem Rokeby

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Transported

Medium: Mystery Tour

A Mystery Tour on a chartered bus, exploring patterns of settlement along the old coaching route out of Leeds to the north

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PhotographyFilm / VideoProjectionLive art
Other keywords
LandscapeExperimentalEnvironmentSite-specificMemory