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Short film about the work of Artist Edgar Ameti for Tipping Points

(3 November 2015)

Principle to Ameti’s work is the precarious balance between existence and erasure in the ongoing practice and experience of day-to-day life. His often large-scale formations allow us to experience absence and revelation hand in hand, intensifying our encounter with the present whilst opening new ways of engaging with the past.

The film consists of two parts: erasure and fragility, both concepts that resonate well with the idea of a 'tipping point'. It was produced as part of the Tipping Points project at Durham University, a novel 5-year multidisciplinary research project that investigated critical transitions in nature and society.

Edgar Ameti was born in Albania where he studied fine art at The Liceu Artistik “Jordan Misja” and The University of Tirana. After moving to North America he studied drawing and painting at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada and their studios in Florence, Italy. Currently he lives and works in the UK. His work has been exhibited across North America and Europe, and has been acquired by several collections, including the Microsoft Art Collection.

See the video here.