EXPOSURE is a collaboration between musician, sound artist and photographer Giles Perring and filmmaker and painter Andy Metcalf, carried out, principally, on the Isle of Jura in Scotland. EXPOSURE has toured over the last two summers, showing in the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Dunoon, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Brighton is its first exhibition in England.
This immersive, multi-dimensional work explores the brute nature of landscape, the vulnerability of human expression and the critical importance of sociality in shaping our creations. Born on the wild and beautiful Isle of Jura EXPOSURE harnesses a 20 minute film, painting, 35mm and medium format photography, text, sound installation and performance in order to depict the many facets of the uneasy experience of a human relationship with a harsh island environment – be that emotional, existential, ecological, or elemental.
EXPOSURE features the sounds of the newly launched, World Organ – a sound sculpture created by Giles Perring, located on the Isle of Jura. It is built to listen to, respond to and shape the sound of the landscape that surrounds it.
Andy Metcalf started in film with the Newsreel Collective, joining to work on the award-winning film: ‘True Romance Etc’. He has directed, produced and executive produced a wide variety of factual and drama productions for BBC TV and Channel 4. His pioneering TV work, is typified by ‘Welcome to the Spiv Economy’ [which Giles scored with Guy Evans], which was a centre piece of the London Barbican’s 2018 film season ‘The Television Will Be Revolutionised’
. Andy started painting 30 years ago and then studied Fine Art at UEL. He has shown paintings at Crouch End Open Studios for 9 years. He showed his ‘School Days’ installation with Degrees of Freedom at St Augustine’s Tower in Hackney. He is an active member of the Turps painting community. Andy enjoys the challenges of collaborative, innovative work and will be starting on a new film this year. His video piece ‘Summertime’ can be seen on his website: andymetcalf.co.uk
Giles Perring, is a musician, composer, educator and cross media artist. Raised in Cornwall, he lived and worked in London for 25 years before transferring to the Isle of Jura in Scotland. A founder of the music/sonic sculpture collective Echo City, he has continued to build sound and music based objects. He writes and composes music for film, tv and theatre, and has recorded and produced a number of acclaimed albums for a range of international artists in his studio on Jura. He constantly experiments with how media and creative approaches work together, utilising photography, digital tech, sound, music, text, film and performance to create works such as his long running series of live events ‘The Exchange’.