Meteorologies

Meteorologies

Meteorologies, installation for three vitrines, Palacio de la Diputación, Cadiz, 2019

Photo: Julio Bulpe

 

 

Meteorologies, 2013

 

Multi-media installation for three large vitrines displaying seven copies of Meteorologies, artists’ book open at different pages, View Book, prints, photographs, maps, books and texts for  the wall and CD soundtrack 21 minutes on headphones.  The vitrines were designed for the Celestino Mutis (d.1808) exhibition at the Palacio de la Diputación, Cadiz (2008).

 

Una vaga zona geográfica/A Vague Geographic Zone  is an ongoing cycle of works set in the Mediterranean climate and geography and the small region around Gibraltar and the Straits.  The cycle maps an intersubjective geography drawn from photographs, novels, films and writing.

 

 

“Calm Time” 2013. Track 1.

 

 

 

Exhibition
Easterly Winds, Palacio de la Diputación, Cadiz, 2019
“…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens”, The Garrison Library, Gibraltar, 2013
Subjective Maps/Disappearances, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 2013



The Bay and The Straits

Installation ViewAlcultura, Algeciras, Spain,  July-August 2018

Photos:

The installation showed two works in shipping containers set in the Bay of Gibraltar and The Straits made at different times.  

 

Close to Home ( 1982-85) is a 16mm film comprised of two parts. Part one was shot in Berlin and part two are a series of shots from a ferry as it leaves Gibraltar in the distance as it enters the Straits.    Part two of the film was shown with a remixed soundtrack.

 

Apparitions (2013) is a multi-media expanded work of a set of five photographs sourced from small album photographs and a video of 15 mins in which a camera scrutinises these five small, hand sized photographs as they evoke a narration of responses and memories in response.  The installation includes a booklet with the text of the spoken Apparitions soundtrack.

 


 

 

Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara

Photos: Dean Brannagan

 

Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara, 2016

 

I made a number of  works made with the community of Poor Clares, in the Monastery of Santa Chiara, Republic of San Marino.  I recorded a video of individual testimonies by the ten nuns in the community who each responds to a set of questions, 40 mins. The installation includes a transcript of the interviews in Italian and translated into English and a 6-channel audio of the voices of each nun and field recordings of the monastery, 13.45 mins.

My profound gratitude to the Sorelle Povere, in the monastery of Santa Chiara, San Marino.

 

For the chapel at St. Augustine’s Church, London, a flatbed TV positioned above the chapel altar presented a  dyptich which consisted of the 16mm film Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara (2016) and the video interviews (2016).   The 6-channel audio played over the church audio system in scheduled programme. Available church stands were used to display printed transcriptions of the audio.

 

A small publication with an essay by Nina Danino was added to the installation displayed in the chapel niche. Both publications are designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio.

 

With support from a Research Award, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, 2018.

 

Installation views

Austin Forum, St. Augustine’s Church, Hammersmith, London  30 October-30 November, 2018

‘Voices of the Sirens’, Montagu Bastion, Gibraltar 24 June – 21 August 2015

 

 

 

 

“…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens”

“…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens” 2013, The Gibraltar Garrison Library, 2013

Photos: John Bujeiga

 

“…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens” 2013

 

Installation of  Stabat Mater,  First Memory, Close to Home playing on monitors, a large vitrine divided into

two parts with archive from two of the films, a display of documents for the library furniture and

interventions in the bookcases.

 

Upper Reading Room

Main vitrine installation

‘Image and Narrative’ : light box with slides from the film, graphs, script, narration from the production archive of First Memory 1981

‘Mappings and Readings’: light box with film strips from the film, maps, books, texts from the research archive of  Stabat Mater 1990

 

Bookcases

Intervention in the Upper Reading Room bookcases of four books from the artist’s library.

 

Map Room

Partners’ Desk : from the archive of  Close to Home 1982-1985, a photograph, the filming map of Berlin, a letter.

 

Small Publication

“…and the figures in the Alameda gardens” : Gibraltar and the Filmic Imagination,  Nina Danino, Mousse Publishing 2013


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Publicity

“…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens”  Invitation  2013

“…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens”  Invitation  2013

Installation view : “…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens”  1993

 

Communion

Photos:  John Bugeija

 

Communion (2010), 35mm transferred to HD, black and white, silent, 10 mins.

Installation at The Queen’s Cinema, Gibraltar

 

Communion was projected in High Definition on the 24ft cinema screen.   The installation included a Billboard poster ( 200cm x 600cm  on blue back cinema poster paper) for the exterior facade. The 3-day projection event ended with a Q&A with journalist Alice Mascarenhas and guests.  November 2013  Listen here

 

Supported by the Arts Council of England and The Ministry of Culture, Government of Gibraltar.

 

The Queen’s Cinema was built in 1957  and closed in 2006.  At the time of the installation in 2013 it was architecturally preserved including seating and 35mm projection booth. The Queen’s  was one of the few remaining historic cinemas in Europe – it was demolished in 2019.

 

 

 


Photos:  Victoria Proffitt

 

Communion (2010), 35mm transferred to HD, black and white, silent, 10 mins.

Installation at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead London

Presented by ArtProjx. http://www.artprojx.com/archive.html

 

The installation included printed works for the exterior church notice cabinets  and Communion a limited edition publication with a text by Sarah Cooper, author of  The Soul of Film Theory. Palgrave Macmillan 2013

 

The  exhibition concluded with a panel discussion, “Art, Cinema and the Soul” with the participation of  David Gryn, Reverend Ewan King, Dr. Sarah Cooper, Dr. Gilda Williams and Nina Danino.  Read here

 

Supported by the Arts Council of England.   

Publicity

Flyer for the talk at Heath Street, 2013

Poster  69cm x 49cm  for the display cabinets, Heath Street Baptist Church,  2013

 

Terrace

Photo  John Bugeja

Terrace, 2012

Video, 1 minute  continuous.

 

The balcony scene from Journey to Italy (1954) Dir. Roberto Rossellini, accompanied by a text for the wall.

 

Exhibition
Above: “…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens”,  Gibraltar Garrison Library, Gibraltar, 2013

Terrace is part of Una vaga zona geográfica/A Vague Geographic Zone – an ongoing cycle of works which draw on images, sounds and writing,  photographs from personal archive as wells as novels and films in a collage of memory set in the  climate and geography of the Mediterranean and the region around Gibraltar and the Straits.

Gibraltar-Genoa

Gibraltar-Genoa 2012

 

Live radio transmissions from Gibraltar Radio 91.3 FM on headphones positioned by the windows of the upper floor of the Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art, Genoa which have a view to the sea.   The window shutters usually kept closed were opened.

 

Exhibition
Above: “Land seen from the Sea”, Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary  Art, Genoa, Italy 2012.

Gibraltar-Genoa is part of Una vaga zona geográfica/A Vague Geographic Zone – an ongoing cycle of  visual, audio works and writing which draw on personal archive, photographs, novels, films set in the Mediterranean and the climate and geography of a small region around Gibraltar and the Straits.

First Memory

Photo Erica Scourti

First Memory 1980

Multi-Media Projection:  Graph, 35mm slides , Super 8 film, 2 screens, 4 Kodak SAV carousels,  2 Super 8 film projectors, colour, sound, 27 mins 20 seconds.

 

“How can I create a distinct and self contained image which has a link to the next image and thereby creates a type of narrative”  Nina Danino, Image and Narrative, RCA 1979.

The slide-tape First Memory was originally presented as a two screen slide-tape and Super 8 film projection with sound which was shown publicly for the first and only time in the live events programme in About Time/Women’s Images of Men, ICA, London, 1980.

The work was then made as a two screen, slide-tape and audio 1981 and the 16mm film First Memory 1981 made from the slides.

“Nina Danino realises the potential of the voice in her work, through an audio narration, specifically the woman’s voice which was a marginalised form in experimental film and art. Time is used to communicate emotion and the experiential to an audience.  The work initiated a body of 16mm and 35mm films over the next 17 years which often describe states which are elusive, such as the affect of place, memory and time. They represent from the woman’s experience and from the perspective of absence or what is not able to be represented, using narrative and the performative power of the woman’s voice”  Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Slide-Tape, Programme notes, 2013.

1981 Premiere: About Time/Women’s Images of Men, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

 

Credits
Photography and Voice : Nina Danino
Audio Visual Technician: Alan Vallis
Produced by Nina Danino at Environmental Media, Royal College of Art, London.

 

Exhibition
Above:  First Memory, rehearsal of Edit 1 with slide-tape and Super 8 film. From Floor to Sky: British Sculpture and the Studio Experience,  Ambika P3, London 2010
SLIDE/TAPE : Key works in the UK since the 1960s, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, 2013

Installations