CVAN North East Artists Films: John Kippin

NE CVAN’s third series of artist films continues with John Kippin.

Filmed in the studio and on location in Northumberland, John Kippin discusses the landscape sensibility which has evolved through this practice, his interest in environment and the political connotations of architecture. In talking about photography as process, as moreover a process of constructing and making an image, Kippin elaborates on the possibilities of the picture as metaphor: as a means to talk about something that is otherwise hidden or doesn’t quite appear the way it looks to be.

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John Kippin is currently working with the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art on a monograph of his work from the 1970s to the present to be released in summer 2017. The publication will coincide with an exhibition of new work.

Commissioned by the North East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN), this is the fifth of the current series of seven films launched in an on-going partnership with This Is Tomorrow.

Taking stock of the increasing national and international recognition that artists based in the North East are attracting, this third series of films continues to profile and celebrate the recent bodies of work and wider practices of the selected artists. All the previous films from the past and present series can be viewed here