Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper (b. 1983) is a British artist living and working between the UK and New York City, US. Group exhibitions include Play, Game, Place, State, Collyer Bristow Gallery London UK, Voice and The Lens, IKON Gallery Birmingham [2012] touring to Rich Mix Cinema London [2014]. VideoGud program Stockholm Sweden [2015] Eyes As Sieves, Global Committee Space Brooklyn NY. Solo exhibitions include Nomadic Glow, Centro ADM Mexico City Soft Revolutions, Space In Between Gallery London [2013]. Residencies include Shrewsbury International School Bangkok with the British Arts Council Thailand [2008-9], SAP Seoksu Market International residency in Anyang City, South Korea [2010], IPark in CT, USA [2012]. She was awarded the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance [2012/13] and an International Artist Development Fund by the Arts Council England for her project at LAN 360 Degrees Biennale, Mongolia [2014]. Cooper currently co-directs Global Committee in Brooklyn NY. She received her MFA in Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Fine Art London [2012] and BFA from Glasgow School of Art [2006].

 

Nomadic Glow - A Colour Poem[For Hyesou's Herd], 2015, HD Video

This Color Poem is part of a larger project and installation made up of charts, video and sculpture called Nomadic Glow. Nomadic Glow attempts to record—in a deliberately limited, schematic fashion—the elaborate naming system that Mongolian nomadic herdsman use to identify each individual horse in their herd, which is based on their nuanced perception of horse coat colors. When visiting the Mongolian Steppe, I brought with me a range of industrial paint color chips and invited Hyesou—a local nomadic herdsman—to match the horses in his herd through this limited selection of paint colors. The poem is the result of his selections. The voice in the video has been auto-tuned and restricted to a color scale where color tone corresponds to musical tone.

 
 

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