Thursday's edition of Aspect: A particular mode of viewing is brought to you by the exhibition's co-curator Beth Chamberlain. We've got an excerpt from Beth's video artwork Corridor, as well as a film as her installation The Fates, and some bonus material of the group show Little Women, which showcased other artworks by Beth.
Take a look at the artwork, on our Youtube channel, and read below for some insight into her practice.
Bethany Chamberlain is an installation and film artist studying in her final year at Leeds Arts University. Coming from a background of sculpture and performance, her practice is driven by ideas which currently manifest themselves through film-making. Influenced by structural film theory, the work has a formal quality to it, but is driven by an interest in dreams, cinematic tropes and philosophy.
My practice is presently informed by the philosophy of repetition and the uncanny. I'm drawn to everyday actions that recur over a long period of time, e.g a hand knocking on a door - the classic three-tap knock is usually enough before someone answers the door. My practice imagines a world where this doesn't happen. The objects are perpetually bound to this nonsensical 'game'. The door is never answered, or perhaps the response is a second knock. I imagine these moments as a depiction of some kind of limbo. Influenced by The Myth of Sisyphus and the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, the work suggests a series of loops and transgression into the uncanny. The work begins to take the form of a dream-like sequence which walks the line between seducing the viewer and what Satre would call a subtle 'nausea'.
- Beth Chamberlain