Aurelien Froment 9 Intervals and Lucy Skaer Film for an abandoned projector

Aurelien Froment 9 Intervals and Lucy Skaer Film for an abandoned projector


Aurélien Froment, “9 Intervals” (Le yoga par l’image), 2011.
Commissioned and produced by Pavilion.

November 2, 2011

Aurelien Froment
9 Intervals

Lucy Skaer
Film for an abandoned projector

Aurélien Froment
9 Intervals
18 November 2011–26 January 2011

Hyde Park Picture House
Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD

9 Intervals is a new multi-episode digital film work by Aurélien Froment, commissioned and produced by visual arts organisation Pavilion. The film addresses the relationship between design and body, constitution and perception. It features osteopath David Annett, yoga instructor Nichi Green, Will Holder as a reader, film enthusiast Keith Withall, workers in KM furniture factory and designer Michael Marriott’s selection of chairs. The work stands between genres and is encyclopaedic in content, parodic in tone and minimalist in form. It takes the seated position of the cinema viewer as its starting point.

9 Intervals will show daily at the Hyde Park Picture House for three months. Each week a new episode will appear between the trailers prior to selected feature films.

An ongoing screening schedule is available at
Tickets can be purchased at, the Hyde Park Picture House box office or through Pavilion.

Special event: All 9 Intervals
8 December, 6–8 pm
Hyde Park Picture House

An opportunity to see all 9 Intervals within the frame of a single screening.

Tickets FREE

Aurélien Froment was born in 1976 in Angers. He lives in Dublin. His work considers specific objects from different perspectives to unpack the way in which meaning is formulated through cultural history and collective memory. Froment works in various media including video, photography and installation. Recent solo exhibitions have included The Exhibition Formerly Known As Passengers, Wattis Institute (San Francisco) and Froebel Suite, Gasworks (London) in 2009; Une Exposition comme les autres (A Show like Any Other), Credac (Ivry-sur-Seine), and Paysage, marine, scène de genre, Musée départemental de Rochechouart in 2011. Froment is represented by Marcelle Alix (Paris) and Motive Gallery (Amsterdam).

9 Intervals was commissioned and produced by Pavilion with support from The Arts Council of Ireland; Arts Council England; Leeds City Council; Fluxus, Franco-British Fund for Contemporary Art; Institut français; LUX; Independent Cinema Office; The Elephant Trust; Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – Le Crédac; Dommering Foundation; and Mint Hotel Leeds.

Lucy Skaer Film for an Abandoned Projector
Until 15 December 2011

Lyric Picture House
113-115 Tong Road, Armley, LS12 1QJ

In the darkness of the derelict Lyric Picture House in the Armley area of Leeds, the cinema’s old Kalee projector plays a new 35mm film. Specific to its place, Skaer’s sculptural film work is the imagined subconscious of the projector itself. Through repeated screenings, the film slowly bears witness to its own presentation through scratches and marks that visibly scar and efface the surface of the image. At the end of the project the cinema will once again be dormant.

In Film For An Abandoned Projector Lucy Skaer further explores her interest in the relationship between sculpture and film; between the machine and the resulting psychological space created by it. Skaer was inspired to develop the project when she learned that Leeds was the primary producer of cinema projection equipment in the mid twentieth century. Through its neglect, this precision optical instrument has slipped from the mainstream to become marginal, allowing different images and agendas to inhabit this usually commercial format.

With Skaer’s work, which looks on from another realm, the site of art’s figuring appears as a strange illegible language: one that chatters or spins away to itself in abstract.

Public screenings take place every Thursday to 15th December, 6–8 pm and by appointment.

Lucy Skaer works in sculpture, film, video and installation. Her work explores the relationship between viewer and image, altering normal processes of interpretation. Skaer studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1993 to 1997, she currently lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions have included the Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh) and the Chisenhale Gallery (London) both in 2008, and the Kunsthalle (Basel) in 2009. In April 2009, she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize for the sculptures Black Alphabet and Leviathan Edge She will exhibit at the Sculpture Center (New York) in 2012.

Film for an abandoned projector was commissioned and produced by Pavilion with support from Arts Council England; Apostles of Muchinjiko Chishanu; Avtar Properties; Hamilton Corporate Finance Ltd; Leeds Art Gallery; Leeds City Council; and Mint Hotel Leeds.

Pavilion is a commissioning organisation that collaborates with artists to research, realise and present new work. The commissioning process is a unique, distinctive and dialogical one that draws on a particular local context as well as working with discourses of art and radical politics.

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