Invites: Hazel Brill

Invites: Hazel Brill
Hazel Brill, Woke Up in Spring, 2018. Mixed media video installation, 9 mins. Photo: Tim Bowditch
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Hazel Brill presents a new spring-themed video installation featuring an animated narcissus, a Heston Blumenthal lookalike, tulip bulbs and recurring covers of Wuthering Heights. Inside the Invites room a theatrical set evokes an artificial landscape populated by props and characters that intermittently aid and guide the narrative. Brill structures her storytelling in a way she describes as ‘epileptic, comprised of auras and mini-seizures’. Characters, both human and animated, loop on top of one another, alluding to natural and artificial cycles of repeated gains and losses.

Hazel Brill (b. 1991, London) studied MFA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Art, UCL London (2015–2017) and BA Hons Fine Art at Newcastle University (2010­–2014). Recent exhibitions include: Artagon III, Paris (2017), Ident, East Bristol Contemporary (2017), Workplace, Workplace Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (2017), In Succession, Museum Of London,(2016–17), Sails Pitch, Platform 1, Bloomsbury Theatre, London (2016), In Bardo; Act Two, part of Baltic 39 Fig2, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne (2014).