Wright & Van 't Hoog explore the orchestration of short video sequences to form abstract time based compositions. The edited video is constructed from short video observations of daily phenomena. Lifting video observations from their normative context and composing them in both harmonic and incongruous juxtaposition asks the viewer to look more closely at the incidental visual poetry held in these simple observations of daily phenomena.  The video sequences have been orchestrated to generate a tightly constructed interplay between colour harmonics, rhythmic movement and spatial readings which lifts the observations to a highly abstracted exchange. The cropping, framing and timing of the video sequence effectively generates a ‘concrete art’ animation. 

Wright & Van ‘t Hoog ‘ZIP’ Philip Mead performance 17th March '18.
Wright & Van 't Hoog's video 'ZIP' was used as a score by the composer/pianist Philip Mead who devised the orchestration and directed St. Augustines Singers in a performance in Cambridge March '18.

To view all works created by 
Wright & Van ‘t Hoog please go to: 
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Wright & Van 't Hoog 'Orpheus trio' was created from short video clips of every day phenomena orchestrated to create a concrete art animation (seven minutes duration) which is projected onto a sculptural planar structure called 'dazzle'. Philip Mead has generated an intense set of piano improvisations in six iterations, each one exploiting a different potential of the piano. This work was premiered in Centrum Beelden de Kunst Emmen and is currently on display until 22 June 14. Artist Van 't Hoog is a based in Amsterdam. Wright and Mead are lecturers at University of Hertfordshire.
 

Wright and Van 't Hoog Collaboration: 'Zip 2'
This video is created from short video clips of phenomena orchestrated to create a concrete art animation. The work will be used as a score for a choral work directed by Philip Mead in 2018.


Wright and Van 't Hoog Collaboration: 'Zip 1'
This video is created from short video clips of phenomena orchestrated to create a concrete art animation. The work will be used as a score for a choral work directed by Philip Mead in 2018.
 


Wright & Van 't Hoog 'Confluence' 14
A collaborate work by 'Wright & Van 't Hoog'

Created in Amsterdam the work explores the tension between the optical, the visceral and the mechanical.


Wright & Van 't Hoog 'China Mirror' 08
This video was created through collaboration between Wright & Van 't Hoog. Wright visited China on three occasions and was forcibly struck by the scale and presence of western capitalist advertising strategies in stark contrast with the physical fabric of the city, the ongoing demolition of the Hutongs and the residual imagery of a previously all encompassing communist regime. 

The video begins with a tourists casual perception of Shanghai and Beijing. Through a rapid sequence of visual impressions the viewer is progressively led into a more complex reading of visual and social juxtapositions. 
The structure of the video seeks to exploit the different readings between viewing still and time based imagery. The intervention of movement and sound jolts the viewer between the more detached reading of still imagery and more immersive relation to film and sound. 
The device of using the same imagery on a split screen with a half second time lapse references the fact that we carry a residual impression of the previous into the subsequent experience and through this process generate a narrative reading. 
The video sequence is in two halves, Shanghai followed by Beijing and in both sequences the video progresses from perceptions of the city in day through to night.


Wright & Van 't Hoog 'Reflections' 07
Wright and Van 't Hoog explore the orchestration of short video sequences to form an abstract time based composition. The edited video is constructed from short video observations of daily phenomena. Lifting video observations from their normative context and composing them in both harmonic and incongruous juxtaposition asks the viewer to look more closely at the incidental visual poetry held in these simple observations of daily phenomena.  The video sequences have been orchestrated to generate a tightly constructed interplay between colour harmonics, rhythmic movement and spatial readings which lifts the observations to a highly abstracted exchange. The cropping, framing and timing of the video sequence effectively generates a ‘concrete art’ animation. 


Wright & Van 't Hoog 'Rodin Museum' 06
Wright & Van 't Hoog worked collaboratively to create a dream like transition and overlaying of still images derived from the Rodin Museum. The work draws attention to the multiple spaces created by the mirrors and reflective surfaces of the cabinets, the migration of the camera and the spectators through the space of the gallery. The work progresses towards an increasing darkness and sense of interiority, seeking to move the viewer from a documentary reading towards a more poetic and imaginative interpretation. The sound track is from Vivaldi. 

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