Paul St George
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St George's other projects have included Minumentals, miniatures of famous large-scale sculptures such as The Angel of the North, for the Locus + arts organization, and Revelation, a multimedia installation at Gunpowder Park in Waltham Abbey, Essex. He was one of the contributing artists to and curator of Sequences, an exhibition of contemporary art and chronophotography which toured six cities in the UK in 2004/2005. He was also the editor of Sequences: Contemporary Chronophotography and Experimental Digital Art.
Life and works
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Paul St George’s father was an acrobatic tap dancer, his mother a costume designer. They were mid-way through a world tour of Kiss Me Kate when Paul was born – he started life in Norway, was weaned in Sweden, toddled in Finland but went to school in Bristol, England.
St George studied at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, Wiltshire. The college was situated right next to Lacock Abbey where Fox Talbot invented photography. Paul’s fascination with the relationships between images and different realities started there.
As well as being an installation artist, Paul St George is Principal Lecturer in Computer Animation in the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design at London Metropolitan University.
St George's practice as an artist has always been concerned with questioning the relationship between the viewer and what is being viewed. His work is often associated with different realities, spectacle and viewer participation.
The Telectroscope – A steampunk inspired public art project in New York and London linking the two cities in real time.
Supermoment – A project to highlight the hidden and ubiquitous technology in our lives through the use of LEDs in a dark room to show what we forget is there.
Carpet Castle – A playful project substituting carpet for sand.
Minumental sculpture – Recreating monumental contemporary sculptures on a minumental scale.
Chronocyclography – Photographs made from a trace of a person's movements to reveal the hidden dance and drawing from their actions.
Chronopan – imagery that contain both duration (chrono) and space (pan). Duration is enfolded into one image for example showing the change of light over a 10 hour exposure.
Trackorama – a print made from a camera that “tracks” along a line that can travel from one scene to another. This long tracking shot is laid out as a print on a wall.
Notes and references
- Matthew Price (23 May 2008), The peculiar world of the telectroscope, BBC World Service
- Pauline de Souza (February 2002), "Locus Focus", Art History 25 (1): 128–130, doi:10.1111/1467-8365.00309
- Keith Patrick (1997), Contemporary Visual Arts, Zurich: Alesco, p. 81, ISBN 3-908247-99-3
- Kendal, Maureen, Revelation at Gunpowder Park, Landscape & Art, No. 30, Winter 2003/2004 pp. 6–8. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
- Wallflower Press. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
- Julian Stallabrass, Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Niru Ratnam (eds.), (2000) Locus Solus: Site, Identity, Technology in Contemporary Art, Black Dog Publishing. ISBN 1-901033-61-9
- Paul St George (ed.), (2008) Sequences: Contemporary Chronophotography and Experimental Digital Art, Wallflower Press ISBN 978-1-905674-76-3
- Paul St George faculty page and portfolios at London Metropolitan University
- Paul St George's Telectroscope Project:
- Robert Gore-Langton, This way to New York – through a 40ft-long Telectroscope, The Times, May 3, 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
- Melena Ryzik, Telescope Takes a Long View, to London, New York Times, May 21, 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2008.