London based artist and teacher of art and moving images.http://www.joelnewman.org Vimeo

Joel Newman

Tracer Fire ©2011

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Joel Newman 2011.  TRACER FIRE

Closes Friday 4th November

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TRACER FIRE Back Members’ Room18.09.2011 - 26.10.2011 ICA,
Inspired by the phosphorescent trail of tracer bullets in the night sky Tracer Fire explores the juxtaposition between the beauty and violence of ballistic weapons – their mesmerising, burning trail belying their destructiveness upon impact, and the highly wrought nature of their machinery at odds with the havoc they wreak. An installation piece projected simultaneously on to the surfaces of a darkened room, the experience is one of being caught in crossfire or at a fireworks display. The immersive work also exploits the concept of persistence of vision, as our eyes fill up with afterimages, adding another dimension to the piece.Tracer Fire is the latest video work by artist Joel Newman, whose previous work has been shown at the ICA and Whitechapel Art Gallery, and who has taught Video at the AA School since 1998. The AA School was one of the first organisations to adopt video as a design as well as a recording tool and has had a dedicated department since 1968.The video, which was a year in the making, uses motion graphics, with each frame of the animation hand-drawn on a tablet using a digital pen. Each minute of the 20-minute film equates to around 1,500 individual frames, with the whole requiring around 30,000 handdrawn images.Joel Newman says: ‘Images of bullets and gunfire are endemic in the modern world. At one remove they take on a kind of beauty, reminding us of fireworks. I was inspired by this duality between beauty and destructiveness both in the visual display they produce but also by the engineering of modern weapons – these are wonders of design but they kill people. At the same time I was interested in forms of communication: opposing sides will use different colours to mark their tracer fire and time-delay chemicals mean that the gunners can pinpoint a target without revealing their own location.’Joel Newman has exhibited video works at various galleries and venues including the Architecture Foundation, the Gasworks Gallery, the

 the Lux Pandaemonium Biennial of Moving Images, Whitechapel Art Gallery, the Sao Paulo Biennale of Alternative Art and Music and the Architectural Association. He was Co-Curator for  the New Media Research Initiative at the Architectural Association School with Theo Spyropoulos and Vasilis Stroumpakos (2006–08) and speaker at the School’s Beyond Entropy event, which formed part of the 2010 Venice Architectural Biennale.  He has taught Video at the Architectural Association School since 1998.

TRACER FIRE 
Back Members’ Room18.09.2011 - 26.10.2011
 ICA,

Inspired by the phosphorescent trail of tracer bullets in the night sky Tracer Fire explores the juxtaposition between the beauty and violence of ballistic weapons – their mesmerising, burning trail belying their destructiveness upon impact, and the highly wrought nature of their machinery at odds with the havoc they wreak. An installation piece projected simultaneously on to the surfaces of a darkened room, the experience is one of being caught in crossfire or at a fireworks display. The immersive work also exploits the concept of persistence of vision, as our eyes fill up with afterimages, adding another dimension to the piece.

Tracer Fire is the latest video work by artist Joel Newman, whose previous work has been shown at the ICA and Whitechapel Art Gallery, and who has taught Video at the AA School since 1998. The AA School was one of the first organisations to adopt video as a design as well as a recording tool and has had a dedicated department since 1968.

The video, which was a year in the making, uses motion graphics, with each frame of the animation hand-drawn on a tablet using a digital pen. Each minute of the 20-minute film equates to around 1,500 individual frames, with the whole requiring around 30,000 handdrawn images.

Joel Newman says: ‘Images of bullets and gunfire are endemic in the modern world. At one remove they take on a kind of beauty, reminding us of fireworks. I was inspired by this duality between beauty and destructiveness both in the visual display they produce but also by the engineering of modern weapons – these are wonders of design but they kill people. At the same time I was interested in forms of communication: opposing sides will use different colours to mark their tracer fire and time-delay chemicals mean that the gunners can pinpoint a target without revealing their own location.’

Joel Newman has exhibited video works at various galleries and venues including the Architecture Foundation, the Gasworks Gallery, the

 the Lux Pandaemonium Biennial of Moving Images, Whitechapel Art Gallery, the Sao Paulo Biennale of Alternative Art and Music and the Architectural Association. He was Co-Curator for  the New Media Research Initiative at the Architectural Association School with Theo Spyropoulos and Vasilis Stroumpakos (2006–08) and speaker at the School’s Beyond Entropy event, which formed part of the 2010 Venice Architectural Biennale.  He has taught Video at the Architectural Association School since 1998.

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Trailer for TRACER FIRE
http://vimeo.com/29750603

"PRESS RELEASE: TRACER FIRE. New Video Installation Work by Joel Newman 

click here for online version 
http://mediacentre.kallaway.co.uk/architectural-association-school-press-release26.htm
hi res images
http://mediacentre.kallaway.co.uk/architectural-association-school-picture-library19.asp
Finding Beauty in Ballistics: TRACER FIRE, New Video Installation Work 
by Joel Newman, at the AA School

FREE exhibition 19 September–26 October, 2011, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES
A new video installation by artist Joel Newman inspired by the ironic beauty of ballistic weapons
Year-long animation project uses 30,000 hand-drawn images
Newly composed soundtrack by the artist accompanie

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JOEL NEWMAN====TRACER FIRE

OPENING FRIDAY 30th=======

ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION==

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Finding Beauty in Ballistics: TRACER FIRE, New Video Installation Work 
by Joel Newman, at the AA School

PRESS PREVIEW: Monday 19 September, 6.30pm at the AA School

http://mediacentre.kallaway.co.uk/architectural-association-school-press-release26.htm

http://mediacentre.kallaway.co.uk/architectural-association-school-picture-library19.asp

http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/PUBLIC/WHATSON/exhibitions.php?filter=0#tracer-fire-br

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Hi Res images of Tracer Fire are here
http://mediacentre.kallaway.co.uk/architectural-association-school-picture-library19.asp

Hi Res images of Tracer Fire are here

http://mediacentre.kallaway.co.uk/architectural-association-school-picture-library19.asp

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Finding Beauty in Ballistics: TRACER FIRE, New Video Installation Work by Joel Newman, at the AA School
FREE exhibition 19 September–26 October, 2011, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES
A new video installation by artist Joel Newman inspired by the ironic beauty of ballistic weapons
Year-long animation project uses 30,000 hand-drawn images
Newly composed soundtrack by the artist accompanies the work
PRESS PREVIEW: Monday 19 September, 6.30pm at the AA SchoolRSVP susannah.glynn@kallaway.com; 020 7221 7883
Inspired by the phosphorescent trail of tracer bullets in the night sky Tracer Fire explores the juxtaposition between the beauty and violence of ballistic weapons - their mesmerizing, burning trail belying their destructiveness upon impact, and the highly-wrought nature of their machinery at odds with the havoc they wreak.
An installation piece projected simultaneously onto the surfaces of a darkened room, the experience is one of being caught in a crossfire or at a fireworks display. The immersive work also exploits the concept of persistence of vision, as our eyes fill up with afterimages, adding another dimension to the piece.
Tracer Fire is the latest video work by artist Joel Newman, whose previous work has been shown at the ICA and Whitechapel Art Gallery, and who has taught Video at the Architectural Association School since 1998. The AA School was one of the first organisations to adopt video as a design as well as a recording tool and has had a specific Video department since 1968.
The video, which was a year in the making, uses motion graphics, with each frame of the animation hand-drawn on a tablet using a digital pen. Each minute of the 20-minute film equates to around 1,500 individual frames, with the whole requiring around 30,000 hand-drawn images. Joel Newman, Artist, says: ‘Images of bullets and gunfire are endemic in the modern world. At one remove they take on a kind of beauty, reminding us of fireworks. I was inspired by this duality between beauty and destructiveness both in the visual display they produce but also by the engineering of modern weapons – these are wonders of design but they kill people. At the same time I was interested in forms of communication: opposing sides will use different colours to mark their tracer fire and time-delay chemicals mean that the gunners can pinpoint a target without revealing their own location.’

Finding Beauty in Ballistics: TRACER FIRE, New Video Installation Work 
by Joel Newman, at the AA School

PRESS PREVIEW: Monday 19 September, 6.30pm at the AA School
RSVP susannah.glynn@kallaway.com; 020 7221 7883

Inspired by the phosphorescent trail of tracer bullets in the night sky Tracer Fire explores the juxtaposition between the beauty and violence of ballistic weapons - their mesmerizing, burning trail belying their destructiveness upon impact, and the highly-wrought nature of their machinery at odds with the havoc they wreak.

An installation piece projected simultaneously onto the surfaces of a darkened room, the experience is one of being caught in a crossfire or at a fireworks display. The immersive work also exploits the concept of persistence of vision, as our eyes fill up with afterimages, adding another dimension to the piece.

Tracer Fire is the latest video work by artist Joel Newman, whose previous work has been shown at the ICA and Whitechapel Art Gallery, and who has taught Video at the Architectural Association School since 1998. The AA School was one of the first organisations to adopt video as a design as well as a recording tool and has had a specific Video department since 1968.

The video, which was a year in the making, uses motion graphics, with each frame of the animation hand-drawn on a tablet using a digital pen. Each minute of the 20-minute film equates to around 1,500 individual frames, with the whole requiring around 30,000 hand-drawn images. 

Joel Newman, Artist, says‘Images of bullets and gunfire are endemic in the modern world. At one remove they take on a kind of beauty, reminding us of fireworks. I was inspired by this duality between beauty and destructiveness both in the visual display they produce but also by the engineering of modern weapons – these are wonders of design but they kill people. At the same time I was interested in forms of communication: opposing sides will use different colours to mark their tracer fire and time-delay chemicals mean that the gunners can pinpoint a target without revealing their own location.’

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