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TimeSpan, Helmsdale, Far North Scotland
November 2016

TimeSpan’s Residency Focus: Deep Time moves beyond a human scale, beyond language, beyond fact. In Scotland’s Far North it can be seen in the geological and the nuclear: the peat bogs of the Flow country and the nuclear site of Dounreay. A consideration of deep time also suggests possible methodologies for practice: excavation, speculation. Read More

Spectral Ecologies (second iteration of The Cinemas Project)

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Spectral Ecologies production shot

Spectral Ecologies is the second project presented under the framework of The Cinemas Project and is presented in collaboration with the Mildura Arts Centre.

Spectral Ecologies is a collaborative project involving practice-based research leading to an exhibition (2017) and publication as outcomes. While the artists, Sam Nightingale and Polly Stanton, will make individual works for the final exhibition, these will be exhibited alongside elements of our collaborative research forming an exhibition that is itself an ecology of various differing but intimately related parts.Read More


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State Theatre, Sierra Blanca, Sam Nightingale

Sam Nightingale’s work ‘State Theatre, Sierra Blanca’ will be exhibited as part of Photofusion’s NCM Exposed exhibition taking place between 17 July – 28 August 2015.

State Theatre, Sierra Blanca, is one of the many ghostly cinema spaces that the Nightingale has photographed while exploring the residue of cinema found in rural environments. These are spectral spaces marked by social and geographic change as the site of film has shifted over time. Sierra Blanca is a small town in the Chihuahua Desert in Far West Texas, close to the border with Mexico. It is an area rich with cinematic fable and history, such as the mythical stories of a ‘Movie Mountain’ where a silent film was made in 1900 by Gaston Méliès, the lesser know brother of George Méliès, or the now vanished film set for Giant, the 1956 film starring the legendary Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean.Read More


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The Remains by Sam Nightingale

A selection of images from The Remains will be exhibited during UCL’s Cities After Hours colloquium on 13th May 2015. Cities After Hours brings together researchers from across UCL who are considering the city “after hours” from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The shift from the diurnal to the nocturnal city will be the over-arching theme of the day. Read More

Book: Spectral Conjuring of a Cinematic Present

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The Cinemas Project book

Spectral Conjuring of a Cinematic Present by Sam Nightingale
The Cinemas Project
Published by National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria, 2014.
Edited by Bridget Crone.

To celebrate the culmination of the first iteration of The Cinemas Project, a book has been published that catalogues the commissioned artists’ work as well as highlighting some of the sites of cinema that were included in the project.Read More