James Richards

Not blacking out, just turning the lights off
Gallery of James Richards
2 Pictures

Gallery of James Richards

2 Pictures

Not blacking out, just turning the lights off Not blacking out, just turning the lights off
Not blacking out, just turning the lights off
Not blacking out, just turning the lights off 2011

James Richards surfs on a substratum of easily accessed images which he steals unashamedly – music videos, artists’ films, film archives, internet streaming and television. Pursuing the long artistic tradition of appropriation and sampling, he creates precise, sculptural installations. Here, Richards dramatises the means for projecting his film with such effects as the marked visual presence of technical references and by decentring the perspective. This is done to create a mismatch between the projected image and the atmosphere in the room, which he describes as “clinical” and like an airport. The film is asort of collage of found images. Its narrative structure is that of an abstract film for which the artist has decided to “monumentalise” the motifs and re-shootthem with tighter shots.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


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Not blacking out, just turning the lights off
Not blacking out, just turning the lights off 2011

James Richards surfs on a substratum of easily accessed images which he steals unashamedly – music videos, artists’ films, film archives, internet streaming and television. Pursuing the long artistic tradition of appropriation and sampling, he creates precise, sculptural installations. Here, Richards dramatises the means for projecting his film with such effects as the marked visual presence of technical references and by decentring the perspective. This is done to create a mismatch between the projected image and the atmosphere in the room, which he describes as “clinical” and like an airport. The film is asort of collage of found images. Its narrative structure is that of an abstract film for which the artist has decided to “monumentalise” the motifs and re-shootthem with tighter shots.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


Comment y aller