ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a video artist and vocalist for the electronic duo VIEUX. In my last year of studying photography, I developed a strong interest in video and performance, which I have explored ever since. I am drawn to using outdated image-making technology to inspect my perception of the past and childhood memories. I am fascinated by the physical aspect of analogue video media and the visual distortions that it creates.

In my most recent work, I have used personal archives of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Over lockdown, I expanded my practice with analogue video technology. Currently, I’m working on VIEUX to perform distorted and abstract live video art paired with techno / industrial music.

BIO

Bridget Coderc is a Manchester-based artist and a studio member at Paradise Works, Salford. She studied BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Salford. After graduation, she was awarded a Graduate Scholarship with the UoS & Castlefield Gallery. As part of this, her work was acquired by the UoS Art Collection.

She was commissioned to make performance video work for the VLTV series by Vivid Projects, Birmingham in 2020. She also got shortlisted for the Next Thing Award 2020 by Bury Art Museum. Paradise Works has commissioned her two years in a row (2020 & 21) for their Multiples Art Shop.

VIEUX’s newest single ‘Spectrophobia’ (October 2021) received a warm reception on the Manchester underground electronic music scene. They have been interviewed by The Unsigned Guide, MUKA, Dreaming Is Free, and played on local radios like Reform Radio, Melodic Distraction, Rainy City Radio and Steam Radio. Also, following the release of their debut EP ‘31DEC1999’ (February 2021), they have been interviewed by an independent Manchester-based record label AnalogueTrash.

EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

2022
Videocity, Holden Gallery, Manchester (July 2022)
BREAKING BREAD, Rag Gallery, Manchester (June 2022)
Triple Decker x Modest Show, Paradise Works, Salford
AWOL Studios x Comme Ca Art Open Call Exhibition, Manchester
Supporting Vieon (AnalogueTrash label), AATMA, Manchester – Performance
Do Your Best Records Residency, The Old Abbey Taphouse, Manchester – Performance

2021
Open Studios, Paradise Works, Salford
The Manchester Contemporary Paradise Works stand
Front Room Fest (Online Music Festival) – Performance
Postcard Exhibition, Aire Place Studios, Leeds (Online)
STORM Solo Exhibition, The Window Gallery New Adelphi, Salford

2020
The Next Thing Award Exhibition, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Moving Image Gallery (Online)
Vivid Live TV 005, Vivid Projects, Birmingham (Online)
VIEUX Livestream (Online) – Performance

2019
Open Studios, Paradise Works, Manchester
BA Degree Show, University of Salford
Shifting Perspectives, New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, Salford
Charabanc, Horsfall Gallery, Manchester
BA Photography Interim Show, Paradise Works, Salford

2018
Behind the Aesthetic, Plant NOMA, Manchester

COMMISSIONS

2022
Studio Manager, Jo Clements solo show at the Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery
Sounds From the Other City Photographer, Short Supply

2021
Misc. In-house Photographer, Paradise Works
Multiples, Paradise Works
MADE IT Photographer, Short Supply

2020
Multiples, Paradise Works
Vivid Live TV, Vivid Projects

RESIDENCIES / PRESENTATIONS / ACADEMIC WORK

2022
Videocity Artist Talk, The Holden Gallery, Manchester
Hourly Paid Academic, BA Photography, University of Salford
Artist Talk, University of Salford
2021
WEFT Residency, Short Supply in collaboration with Islington Mill, Salford

AWARDS

2021 WEAVE Development Programme by Islington Mill, supported by European Regional Development Fund
2020 Shortlisted for The Next Thing Award by Bury Art Museum
2019 Graduate Scholarship Award by University of Salford & Castlefield Gallery

EDUCATION

2019 BA (Hons) Photography (First Class Honours), The University of Salford

COLLECTIONS

The University of Salford Art Collection & private collections

Please email me to access the full CV.

CONTACT

Email:
musicvieux@gmail.com