Limelight: Polyspace, The NewBridge Project

Charles Danby, Rob Smith (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Limelight (2016-20) aims to establish terms through which limestone as a geological material with industrial application, presents and holds agency. It aims to determine how exposures of limestone’s material agency are intrinsic to understanding the representations and experiences of its landscapes. It considers this in relation to the transforming phases of industrial limestone landscapes in the UK. Limelight (Polyspace, The NewBridge Project) was commissioned by The NewBridge Project through the Arts Council England, and formed part of the group exhibition, Polyspace. Using the Rock/Hum/Server Apparatus [linked output] the limelight illumination broadcast during Limelight (Cardiff Contemporary & Llangattock Lime Kiln) [linked output] was stretched from its transmitted 31 minutes to a new timeframe of 37 days, the length of the Polyspace exhibition. To achieve this each frame of the limelight illumination was played at an interval of 70451 milliseconds (just over a minute). Projected from a chalk circle onto a lime washed wall each image frame appeared as a single intensive image flash. Across the duration of the exhibition the full broadcast was played frame by frame, calibrated (timecoded) to the limelight illumination broadcast by the BBC from Llangattock.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe NewBridge Project
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2016


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