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Juneau Projects, Chaser, Ambusher, Fickle, Stupid

£150.00

Photograph with bleach etching, 508mm x 762mm
Edition of 25, £150 each

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Juneau Projects was formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler. The majority of their work includes participatory elements and involves projection, sound, music, animation and installation. They are particularly interested in the rapidly increasing speed of technological development, and its associated obsolescence. They have exhibited extensively in the UK and Europe and are currently represented by Ceri Hand Gallery.

Chaser, Ambusher, Fickle, Stupid derived from their 2009 installation an installation Formosa, commissioned by Crate Art Space and sited at the Shell Grotto, Margate. The Shell Grotto is a mysterious underground chamber lined with over 4 million shells, all arranged in decorative patterns. The origins of the grotto are unclear but it is known that the chamber was once used for seances. Juneau Projects staged their own digital seance in the grotto using 1980s computer game data cassettes to trigger sound reactive visuals. These were made up of sprites, such as the skull image in Chaser, Ambusher, Fickle, Stupid; the title being a translation of the original Japanese names for the four ghosts or sprites in 80s computer game Pacman.

The skull image is lifted from each photographic print by the artists with bleach, a reference to bleached bones, making each one of these editions unique.

Juneau Projects was formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler. The majority of their work includes participatory elements and involves projection, sound, music, animation and installation. They are particularly interested in the rapidly increasing speed of technological development, and its associated obsolescence. They have exhibited extensively in the UK and Europe and are currently represented by Ceri Hand Gallery.

Chaser, Ambusher, Fickle, Stupid derived from their 2009 installation an installation Formosa, commissioned by Crate Art Space and sited at the Shell Grotto, Margate. The Shell Grotto is a mysterious underground chamber lined with over 4 million shells, all arranged in decorative patterns. The origins of the grotto are unclear but it is known that the chamber was once used for seances. Juneau Projects staged their own digital seance in the grotto using 1980s computer game data cassettes to trigger sound reactive visuals. These were made up of sprites, such as the skull image in Chaser, Ambusher, Fickle, Stupid; the title being a translation of the original Japanese names for the four ghosts or sprites in 80s computer game Pacman.

The skull image is lifted from each photographic print by the artists with bleach, a reference to bleached bones, making each one of these editions unique.