Norwich University of the Arts and The Forum bring artist and film-maker Tony Hill to their city centre galleries throughout November. The Gallery at NUA will show two recent installations, The Doors and The Pool alongside some of Hills ingenious filming rigs, bringing sculptural objects and moving image together to create an exhibition of contemporary artwork.
Born in London in 1946, Hill studied architecture and sculpture and makes experimental short films that are somewhere between sculpture and cinema.
Applying his interest in space, place, viewpoint and orientation to his practice, Hill’s bizarre and sometimes humorous vantage points make us rethink our assumptions about perspective, gravity, scale and movement.
Developing his own camera rigs and ingeniously using mirrors and unusual lenses he exploits the great potential for film to make us see things differently and to show us the world afresh.
Hill has been working as an independent film-maker since 1973, usually taking on all aspects of production and often developing and building his own equipment. He also works with installation, photography and sound. He taught film and video from 1982 until 2002 at the University of Derby becoming Professor of Film, and at Plymouth College of Art from 2004 until 2011.
Hill has shown work at many galleries and film festivals worldwide and his award winning films have been broadcast across the world and published in both the UK and Japan.
Visitors to The Fusion Gallery at the Forum will find unexpected vantage points within Hill’s installation and film work, displayed on the huge digital screens ideally suited to large format projections. The exhibition at the Fusion Screen is open from 4 – 16 November, 10 – 5pm, Closed Sunday. Entry is free.
Camera Obscura © Tony Hill
Doors ©Tony Hill
Flat People ©Tony Hill
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