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Artwork of the Week – Dorothy Cross

Liverpool artwork of the week 2011-06. ‘Jellyfish Lake’ 2002 Video by Dorothy Cross in ‘Underwater’ at the Bluecoat 11 December 2010 – 13 February 2011

Love this video, I can watch it for ages. This exhibition which also features a great video by Bill Viola and lots of other goodies ends on 13 February 2011.

at the Bluecoat
11 December 2010 – 13 February 2011

The Underwater exhibition  sees painting, sculpture, photography and video by ten international artists, including Bill Viola, Dorothy Cross and Ellen Gallagher.The Bluecoat has commissioned the installation of a 12 metre 3D Drawing of a submarine by Mark Anstee. Mark Anstee’s Removed and Destroyed Without Warning (RADWW) is a drawing made from wood, cloth, paper and metallic wax. Using the full height of the Bluecoat’s Vide space, this archetypal submarine is positioned diagonally ‘nose-up’ as if trying to surface for air.

RADWW is built using techniques employed in the construction of boats, planes and traditional stretchers for painting. It references World War II military decoys as well as drawings of mediaeval war machines. The outer skin or armour of the submarine is composed of approximately 2,000 paper panels, each individually frottaged by the artist, a technique associated with brass-rubbing but also used by the Surrealist movement as a form of automatic drawing.

Underwater is curated by Angela Kingston and is organised and toured by the Towner, Eastbourne.