Evan Roth’s ‘Red Lines’ with Landscapes at The Usher Gallery
01 Jun 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
An exhibition of Evan Roth's Artangel 2018-19 commission, Red Lines, alongside works from The Usher Gallery's landscape collection.
This exhibition presents American artist Evan Roth's Artangel 2018-19 commission, Red Lines, streamed via the internet from coastal sites around the world directly into the gallery, alongside works from The Usher Gallery's landscape collection.
Roth's Red Lines project is a network of mesmerising video landscapes, filmed in infrared from sites around the world where the cables that make the internet possible emerge from the sea.
For this exhibition, Roth has personally selected works from the museum's collection of 18th and 19th century landscape paintings and sketches, including work by Peter DeWint, JMW Turner and Edward Lear.
By contrasting the old and the new, this exhibition explores the history, power structures and ideologies that shape our visible and non-visible contemporary landscape.
Red Lines furthers Roth's exploration of another side of the internet, one that moves at the speed of the weather, wind and tide. In this age of immediacy, visitors are invited to take time to look slowly at these different presentations of landscape.
About Red Lines
Red Lines can be experienced by anyone in the world. To join the network, all you need is a device like a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and an internet connection. Devices should ideally be plugged into power and connected to an internet connection with no data limits (check with your service provider) with the browser set to http://p2p.redlines.network More .detailed instructions available via the website below.
Evan Roth and Charmian Griffin In Conversation
Join us for an 'In Conversation' event between artist Evan Roth and Charmian Griffin, Head of Digital at Artangel.
Thursday 20 June
6.00 – 7.30pm
Places are free but limited.
Exhibition Officer Jenny Gleadell will lead a tour of Red Lines. Find out more about Roth's work and the process of developing the exhibition.
Friday 19 July
12.30 – 1.30pm
Places are free but limited.
Evan Roth's Red Lines with Landscapes at The Usher Gallery
Red Lines is commissioned and produced by Artangel. The project is generously supported by Creative Capital.
The Artangel Collection is an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works commissioned and produced by Artangel to galleries and museums across the UK. The Artangel Collection has been developed in partnership with Tate and is generously funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation. Artangel is generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England and the private patronage of the Artangel International Circle, Special Angels and The Company of Angels.
Image credit from left to right:
Peter DeWint, Landscape with Rainbow, 19th Century, The Usher Gallery (cropped), Evan Roth, Red Lines (2018), an Artangel commission.