Coming soon to your screen is a new site responsive work by Darren Nixon. Over the course of eight weeks the exhibition space will be transformed into a slow-moving wall drawing in two parts. Interested in the different ways time folds into various practices, Nixon will use the work to look at ideas of stillness and movement within painting and animation, performance and film, wall and screen.
The movement of the wall drawing over the exhibition’s duration will become the basis of a short animated film that will be screened before the main cinema features at HOME as part of Push Festival in January 2019. Referencing the aesthetics of film promotional materials, the work will spend its time in the space announcing its imminent arrival.
Darren Nixon came to Manchester in the late 90s and has been here for most of the time since. His work looks at painting by looking at what it lacks and what it has lost. His interest in what painting still has to offer has led him to a way of working which reaches into site responsive sculpture, performance, photography, video, animation and sound design. This new piece for HOME will be his first wall based work for a while.