Elizabeth McAlpine

  • Elizabeth McAlpine has described herself as a « fanatical geologist » who explores the different layers of cinematic footage.  Her works use a variety of film media, for example excerpts from feature films or found footage. Researching instances of repetitions in found media, she combines them to reveal new meanings, sometimes using a structure related to other forms of artistic expression. McAlpine looks at the ways in which we process and absorb film as well as transforming extracts into rather painterly images. She examines the way in which cinema acts upon the mind making the subliminal liminal. All her films explore issues related to time (real and film), editing, continuity and rupture. McAlpine's work reflects the mediated world in which we live and looks at ways in which our cultural constructs are based on repetition and similarities.Elizabeth McAlpine was born in London in 1973. She lives and works in London.

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Capturing Time
13 Sep 2009–08 Nov 2009 Exhibitions
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Elizabeth McAlpine has described herself as a « fanatical geologist » who explores the different layers of cinematic footage.  Her works use a variety of film media, for example excerpts from feature films or found footage. Researching instances of repetitions in found media, she combines them to reveal new meanings, sometimes using a structure related to other forms of artistic expression. McAlpine looks at the ways in which we process and absorb film as well as transforming extracts into rather painterly images. She examines the way in which cinema acts upon the mind making the subliminal liminal. All her films explore issues related to time (real and film), editing, continuity and rupture. McAlpine’s work reflects the mediated world in which we live and looks at ways in which our cultural constructs are based on repetition and similarities.
Elizabeth McAlpine was born in London in 1973. She lives and works in London.