Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis will continue its ongoing series of videos by contemporary artists with “The Rumour of True Things” by Paul Bush. The exhibit will open Feb. 11 and run through March 20.
“The Rumour of True Things” is constructed entirely from moving images typically seen only by specialized scientific, industrial, commercial and medical audiences, and then soon after discarded. Footage of computer games, weapons testing, production line monitoring and marriage agency tapes all appear in the video, combining to make an anthropological portrait of a technologically-based society obsessed with imaging.
Bush, a London-based experimental filmmaker and animator, has won prizes for his work at festivals in Chicago; Melbourne, Australia; Mumbai, India; Hiroshima, Japan; and Berlin. He started out by teaching himself how to make films while a member of the London Filmmakers Co-op. Throughout the 1980s, Bush created several short- and medium-length films and taught filmmaking, but his career did not take off until his films were more widely distributed in the 1990s. His award-winning work has been on view in festivals, at exhibitions and on television, including commercials for Panasonic and Philips.
Gallery 210 is in the Telecommunity Center at UMSL, One University Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63121. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
“The Rumour of True Things” is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History at UMSL, the Center for Humanities at UMSL, the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council. Call 314-516-5976 or visit http://gallery210.umsl.edu for more information.