The Cut is a recording of a boat journey on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in the U.K. The canal was once the main transport link between the towns during the early industrialisation period. This is a record of the urban and rural areas that the canal passes through, it is an investigation of its context. Video cameras were set up back to back on the boat pointing towards the bank recording all 35 miles of the 3-day journey.
It is presented in the Gallery on two screens; the audience sit where the boat had been. The synchronised videos of both banks of the canal are projected onto the two screens. The landscape, both urban and rural, passes slowly on the screens at the speed the boat travelled. The edited journey takes six hours. Whenever the video shows the underside of a bridge, a spoken commentary begins accompanying the viewer along the next section of the recorded journey. Welcome to the opening 15.04.05 at 19:00. Artist2Artist; the artists will present their work at 18:00.
TEA is a group of four artists who have worked together on projects since 1987. TEA’s work is process-based, site-related, interdisciplinary and contextual. Outcomes have been large scale sculptural installations, published books, video installations and audio installations. Recent work has been an investigation of place and the representation of its multiple identities.