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GRAIN is presented by a collaborative artist-curatorial group that includes Andrew Dodds, Ben Eastop and Tim Eastop.

GRAIN
developed, in part, from a previous project, Gate, in which artists’ film and video was presented high on an isolated hill in Dartmoor in October 2002 as darkness fell. Set on a military firing range, the virtual moving image projected onto one large and one smaller screen was set against the real landscape during a ‘performance’ in which the audience became an integral part. This heightened experience of a particular rural landscape, that subtly engaged with wider social and global issues, is part of a longer term inquiry about the nature of landscape of which GRAIN is a part.

Andrew Dodds is an artist who uses a wide range of strategies and media in examining the nature/culture interface. He is critically involved with exhibiting, curating and writing about contemporary art. Since 1996 he has organised many independent, site-specific projects that intelligently engage with socially and politically charged environments.
 
Ben Eastop is an independent art consultant specialising in commissioning and curating contemporary art in varied contexts beyond the gallery, working collaboratively with artists and other partners. Whilst often engaging in the processes of architecture, urban design and other disciplines, he is working on a long-term enquiry into the social and political significance of the landscape and place mediated and interpreted through art.

Tim Eastop is an experienced visual arts consultant and curator working nationally and internationally with artists, cultural organisations, academic institutions and the art market. He is currently advising the RSA on international arts and ecology projects. He is co-founder of GATE, installation events located in socially and environmentally problematic sites.

Thanks to Trevor Horsewood for his ongoing advice and support with funding.