Plunging audiences into a landscape of video and light, The Magic Know-How is Laura Buckley’s 3D sensory sound and light collage. Exhibited at Site Gallery, Sheffield from 10 August until 21 September, the work is constructed via the projection of film and light through prism-shaped large scale semi-transparent forms. At the centre of the project is Buckley’s idea that “cold technology retrieves a personal memory.”
Specifically for this series, the artist produced a collection of new videos, projected onto sculptural shapes that fill the gallery to create an immersive experience. The film in question actually uses moments from Buckley’s own life, edited into a stream of memories punctuated by snapshots from popular culture and exhibited alongside more surreal colour field works.
The sound included in the space is the result of an ongoing collaboration with musician Andy Spence of NYPC. Similar to the snippets of visual material, the music is constructed of synthesized fragments from Buckley’s everyday life.
A recent evolution in the artist’s work, The Magic Know-How utilises specialist methods of digital scanning and manipulation to incorporate the editing process within the final pieces. Combining video, light and sculpture within her practice, Buckley’s fascinating work expands the use of previously familiar artistic forms.
Laura Buckley: The Magic Know-How, 10 August – 21 September, Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, Sheffield, S.Yorkshire S1 2BS.