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01 DECEMBER 2013

Under Scan: interactive video art installation for public space

"Under Scan is an interactive video art installation for public space. In the work, passers–by are detected by a computerized tracking system, which activates video–portraits projected within their shadow. Over one thousand video–portraits of volunteers were taken in Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham by a team of local filmmakers. For its London presentation in Trafalgar Square, Tate Modern filmed over 250 additional recordings. As people were free to portray themselves in whatever way they desired, a wide range of performances were captured. In the installation, the portraits appear at random locations. They 'wake–up' and establish eye contact with a viewer as soon as his or her shadow 'reveals' them. As the viewer walks away, the portrait reacts by looking away, and eventually disappears if no one activates it. ...

The piece was inspired by representation en abîme, where the portrayed make eye–contact with the viewer, – as found in works by Jan Van Eyck, Parmigianino, Velázquez or Leon Golub. Other references for this work include the post–photographic device described in La invención de Morel, written by Adolfo Bioy Casares (1940) and the ghostly portraits created by Gary Hill, Lynn Hershman–Leeson, Paul Sermon and Luc Courchesne."

(Rafael Lozano–Hemmer)

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Simon Perkins
14 JANUARY 2013

High Street camera store Jessops to close with loss of 1,370 jobs

"High Street camera retailer Jessops has shut all of its stores, resulting in the loss of about 1,370 jobs. Administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), appointed this week, said the doors had been closed for the last time on all 187 stores in the UK. More jobs would be lost at the head office in Leicester, it added. Jessops became the first High Street casualty of 2013, after a raft of firms fell into administration in 2012, including Comet and Clinton Cards."

(BBC News, 11 January 2013)

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Simon Perkins
30 OCTOBER 2009

EM Media: Screen Agency for the East Midlands region of England

"EM Media is the Screen Agency for the East Midlands region of England.

EM Media invests in East Midlands based creative talent, supporting and developing projects and activities which meet our business aims....

EM Media works in partnership with a range of organisations at a local, regional and national level including the UK Film Council, the East Midlands Development Agency and Screen England; the network of English Screen Agencies."

(EM Media)

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Simon Perkins
30 OCTOBER 2009

Writing East Midlands writing development agency

"Writing East Midlands is the writing development agency for the East Midlands. We support and advocate writing in the East Midlands, create opportunities for writers and discover new writers of quality. We advocate for investment in the literature sector to create an environment in which writers and writing can flourish.

We are developing services appropriate for writers at different stages in their careers. We facilitate new commissions, projects, residencies, and publications, and we also support appropriate live events.

Mostly, we work in partnership with a broad range of cultural organisations such as literature development officers, local authorities, regional development agencies, universities, schools, arts venues, museums, libraries, and producers. Through these partnerships we encourage relationships between writers and the region's communities, and we put writers in touch with each other."

(Writing East Midlands)

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Simon Perkins
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