ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a video artist, and vocalist for the electronic band 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 I am drawn to use outdated image-making technology to inspect my perception of the past and childhood memories.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 electronic¬†dance 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 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.

In 2019, together with an electronic musician, she produced an installation at The Horsfall (42nd Street), Manchester. This marked the start of VIEUX, an audio-visual electronic music duo. Since the release of their debut EP in 2021, they have been interviewed, reviewed and played on the radio.

EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

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

2020
The Next Thing Award, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Moving Image Gallery (Online Exhibition)
Vivid Live TV 005, Vivid Projects, Birmingham (Online Exhibition)
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
Salford BA Photography Interim Show, Paradise Works, Salford

2018
Behind the Aesthetic, Plant NOMA, Manchester

COMMISSIONS

2021
Paradise Works Multiples

2020
Paradise Works – Multiples
Vivid Projects – Vivid Live TV

RESIDENCIES

2021 WEFT by Short Supply in collaboration with Islington Mill, Salford

AWARDS

2021 WEAVE Creative Enterprise and Business 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

COLLECTIONS

The University of Salford Art Collection

EDUCATION

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

CONTACT

Instagram:
@bridgetimage

Email:
musicvieux@gmail.com