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Russell Chater - Cell Series 2003
The work “Cell Series” results from a fascination with space, distance and technology - as well as readings that oscillate between the familiar and the mysterious.

By removing the inner workings of old computer monitors, ambiguous yet evocative spaces are revealed - existing beyond the screen. Through simple experimentation with lenses, scale and lighting, the theatricality and architectural qualities of these spaces are heightened and the resulting projected images present the viewer with a space made distant and alien.

Using the computers’ ‘hardware’ as opposed to its ‘software’ continues a simple, direct (even ‘low-tech’) approach of generating more sophisticated ideas relating


to science and technology. The aim is to produce works capable of provoking strange and seductive readings that are arguably heightened by their ability to simultaneously reveal themselves as familiar and ‘every-day’.

Ultimately the works intend to evoke questions about the symbiotic relationship between technology and science fiction. That is, how the technology of yesterday and today informs visions of tomorrow - and vice versa.

Russell Chater received an MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London in 2000 and a BA(Hons) Fine Art from the University of Central England, Birmingham in 1998. His work has appeared in the solo show “Do you read me..?” at The Duke Of York, London and in numerous group shows including “Paradise” Stroud House Gallery, Stroud (5/2003), “Fresh art” at the Business Design Centre, London (7/2002), “Qui est la ?” Abbaye du Ronceray, place de la Laiterie, Angers, France (5/2001), and “Quotidien aide (Les Locataires)” curated by Frank Lamy, Ecole superieure des beaux- arts de Tours, France (3/2001). Upcoming exhibitions include the group show “Science Fiction: Double Feature” at the Ikon Gallery, The Custard Factory, Birmingham, Institute of Art & Design, The Springhill Institute, Birmingham (10/2003) and a solo show at the Space Banana Gallery in Birmingham, where he is artist in residence (11/2003).
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