Drawing from the permanent collection, Rapid Formations brings together a group of artworks where the creation process has been guided, either partially or completely, by a system of rules and limitations that were predetermined by the artist.
This special collection display focuses on the video artwork, Chasing 1,000 (1994), an hour-long film piece by Glaswegian artist Roderick Buchanan in which the artist and his friend Paul Maguire header a basketball back and forth to each other, with the aim of eventually reaching 1000 headers.
Rapid Formations originated in a competition organised by the Contemporary Art Society. Starting Point invited young curators to choose a video artwork from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection and to create an exhibition around it. Neil Jefferies was one of the winners of this new initiative.
Image credit: Roderick Buchanan, Chasing 1000 (video still) 1994, copyright The Artist
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