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    Desert Sessions
  • 4 November 2017, 5.00 to 7.00pm
  • Focal Point Gallery/Big Screen Southend

Focal Point Gallery is pleased to present a weekend of broadcasts on Big Screen Southend from Trackingshot, a site responsive collaborative project by artists Rebecca Birch, Leah Capaldi, George Charman and Adam Knight, in partnership with Field Broadcast. Trackingshot investigates frontier spaces through art practice and cross-disciplinary research. To mark the launch of broadcasts and the tracking shot online archive,an event will take place at Focal Point Gallery/Big Screen Southend on Saturday 4 November, 5.00 to 7.00pm

‘Trackingshot.1 Desert Sessions’ took place in the California Mojave Desert in April 2017. Participating artists were located at A-Z West (an art installation/encampment created by artist Andrea Zittel on thirty-five acres of the Californian high desert), for three weeks. From their location they projected out exploring the desert as a performative test site for the production of 14 broadcast artworks, investigating the relationship between frontier spaces and notions of personal freedom relative to the body, time and production.

This event marks the launch of the Trackingshot online archive where broadcasts from Desert Sessions will be freely available to stream. Over 24 hours across both days, all the broadcasts will be screened on Big Screen Southend, at the time they were originally broadcast back in April 2017. A publication of three specially commissioned essays, produced in response to the broadcast, by Jonathan Griffin, Ellen Mara De Wachter and Chris Fite-Wassilak, will accompany this event.

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