In Light of Moving Images

A solo exhibition by Alex Nevill, featuring cinematography and installation projects created during a practice-led PhD at UWE Bristol, part of the AHRC funded 3D3 Consortium.

Venue: Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, BS1 1EA, 0117 929 1234
Dates: Saturday 04 November 2017 – Tuesday 07 November 2017
Opening Hours: Open daily: 10 – 6pm
Drinks Reception: Saturday 4th November, from 4pm

A series of audiovisual installations exploring lighting on screen. Traditionally considered the responsibility of a cinematographer, lighting in a filmmaking context usually refers to the arrangement of illumination sources around a location or set to create a specific aesthetic. Expanding this term, lighting can also refer to creative control over the passages of illumination which constitute moving imagery, shaping ways that audiences perceive the frame. This exhibition engages with both facets through spatial projections that weave together light in and of moving imagery while questioning the material tensions of mediated illumination.

The work in this exhibition emerges through a research journey, undertaken between 2014-17 as part of a practice-led PhD that has been supported by the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s 3d3 Consortium.
Alex Nevill is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in London. He received first class honours for his undergraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire in 2011 and then completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Scotland Screen Academy in 2014. He was recently appointed as an Assistant Professor in the school of cinema at San Francisco State University, beginning January 2018.