MICHAEL C COLDWELL

The Disappearing City
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CC Michael C Coldwell Art Music Radio Hauntology Conflux Coldwell Crooked Acres Noise  

ANTE MERIDIEM

VISUAL ALBUM

2017

Created under the Conflux Coldwell alias, this body of audiovisual work is an exploration of the slow death of shortwave radio.

It is a continuation of Coldwell's ongoing research into the ghostly properties of photography, video and sound - the aura of the obsolete medium and the sublation of the analogue by the digital, reality by simulation. The music for this project was composed solely from samples recorded using an old analogue receiver, and is to be released as an album under the name CC | AM on Crooked Acres records in spring 2017. The project also features bespoke photography and a 58 minute ambient film.

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Photography New Topographics Landscape Hauntology Eerie Non Place Ontology Abstract Leeds Research  

FAILURES OF PRESENCE

PHOTO BOOK

2017

There is a profound eeriness to many “Man-altered Landscapes”, to reference the seminal New Topographics exhibition. What haunts these spaces is a sort of failure – a strange absence of humanity, sometimes a literal one (ontological), sometimes a philosophical one (metaphysical), or a felt absence (phenomenological). These spaces are characterised by inhospitableness and the unhomely, by their emptiness and their strange familiarity. They are liminal non-places, routinely ignored by almost everyone, almost everywhere. They are both eerie and banal.

The book features a collection of photographs taken over the last 12 months by Coldwell, for various projects relating to his ongoing research into photography and ontology at the University of Leeds.

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell solo exhibition Leeds  

RESIDUUM

EXHIBITION

2017

September 2017 at Left Bank Leeds. The city is haunted by traces of what came before... Exhibition and launch of a new label, Crooked Acres, showcasing the work of Michael C Coldwell and the Urban Exploration collective.

 

 

   
Michael C Coldwell Photography New Topographics Landscape Hauntology Eerie Non Place Ontology Abstract Leeds Research  

SOLITUDES

SHORT FILM

2017

Experimental film created for my Residuum exhibition (Left Bank Leeds, September 22nd, 2017). The piece features photographs from a body of work entitled Failures of Presence, and a piece of music called "On My Own Again" from the Prisoner's Cinema LP by CC. The film explores the role of solitude and desertion in the various strands of my work - why are we drawn to these empty and inhospitable places? Is there something transcendental about them?

 

 

   
   

 

     
     

 

© 2017 MICHAEL SCHOFIELD