Gant, S. (2010) Orange Circles. Exhibit at: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. Jerwood Space, London, 29 September 2010 - 07 November 2011. Also exhibited at: Summerfield Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, 11-22 November 2010; South Hill Park, Bracknell, 27 November 2010-23 January 2011; Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, 5 March-16 April 2011; DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, Aykley Heads, Durham, 7 May-12 June 2011.
"Orange Circles" was a video recorded in the region of Landes, France. The video follows 54 circular markings over 1.5km of road, locating the dismembered body parts and belongings of a young Frenchman who fell whilst jumping between a moving convoy of circus trailers. "Orange Circles" pays homage to a road tragedy depicting the graphic signage made by police markings locating the remains of a victim marked through circles. The short video documentary offers new insights into the depiction of drawing processes and recording through narrative video whilst rigour is emphasised through the unique recording method and new visual approaches, extended through improvisation. The work demonstrated SOR through further selection for The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010 exhibition, the UK’s leading award in drawing. The exhibition attracted over 3000 submissions from artists across the UK and internationally, resulting in an exhibition of approximately 70 selected artists, opened at Jerwood Space, London and touring nationally. Drawing is expanded through the temporality of video, providing a rhythmic and emotional encounter with the marks.
Peer Review Panel: Charles Darwent, Art Critic of The Independent on Sunday; Jenni Lomax, Director, Camden Arts Centre; Emma Talbot, Artist.
Exhibition catalogue: Anita Taylor, Siobhán Kneale, eds. Alpine Press. ISBN 9780956357014