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Photograph: Julian Hughes

Jenny Hogarth and Kim Coleman: Getting down to a nice expression


Inspired by the use of eye tracking technology at Loughborough University to study the attention of the gaze, the artists created a video installation that used a lecture as source material.

Getting down to a nice expression aimed to unravel the relationship between lecturer and student, the presentation and the technology, scrutinising the dynamics of a lecture and the lecture theatre scenario, in an exploration of performativity and theatricality.

The work acted as a two-way view, exploring the familiar lecture theatre dynamic. Combining pre-recorded footage of a recent lecture, with eye tracking data captured from both the students’ and lecturer’s perspectives, the work re-focused attention on the dramatic, sensory and performative elements of the lecture scenario.

Working in collaboration since 2003, Kim Coleman and Jenny Hogarth place emphasis on the participatory and performative aspects of art practice.  Through a process of creative discussion, making and friendship, their work is often characterised by both a staged and spectacular quality, creating tension between the spontaneous and the premeditated.  

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