An exploration of the transition between still and moving images sees historic cinematic techniques and apparatus set alongside works from contemporary artists.
Inspired by the Barnes Brothers’ early cinema collection at Hove Museum, Twixt Two Worlds takes the technique of double exposure and the visual effect of superimposition as starting points to explore the development of still and moving image across photography, magic lantern slides and cinema.
Objects such as early cine cameras (c.1900) and magic lanterns (c.1850) sit alongside moving image works by contemporary artists like Douglas Gordon, Saskia Olde Wolbers and Jane & Louise Wilson.
This exhibition originated at Whitechapel Gallery, London and is one of a series of displays exploring the theme of art and philanthropy. For over 100 years, the Contemporary Art Society has encouraged an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by donating works to museums and public galleries across the UK. These displays draw on the collections of Contemporary Art Society member museums.
Curated by Gaia Tedone, Curatorial Fellow, Contemporary Art Society in partnership with Royal Pavilion & Museums Brighton & Hove and Whitechapel Gallery.
This event is accessible to wheelchair users.