SIMON RICHARDS | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

3D Art Installation
This work by Doug Foster, has a large rusted metal box containing high-definition video installation ‘Breather’ (2006) a tense and visually compelling work which uses a novel stereoscopic 3D technique to immerse the viewer as a scene of desperation plays out within the seemingly water-filled confines of one box.

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Exhibited at:
*Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara Ball, Woodside, Windsor 
- 2009
Breather appeared for one night only at Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball, his annual Fund Raising Event for the Elton John Aids Foundation. It stood under a weeping willow on the Roman Terrace at Elton’s Windsor home. Amongst the other artists on show at the event were Andreas Gursky, Anthony Gormley, Anthony Micallef, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Gilbert & George, Keith Tyson, Marc Quinn, Richard Long and Tracey Emin,

*The Old Vic’s Tunnel 228 - 2009
Breather and Frozen were chosen to be part of this large scale combination of installation art and interactive theatre, devised by The Old Vic and Punchdrunk.
The show was inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis. The ground breaking film that depicts a future city inhabited by affluent rulers who live in luxurious skyscrapers and poor, repressed workers, who spend their whole lives underground.
The Young Vic provided overall clad worker drones to operate the levers, pulleys and treadmill that primed Ben Tyres' massive Heart Machine. At regular intervals the snaking construction propelled a large steel ball through the vaults and tunnels by means of an inventive and entertaining series of chain reactions.
On display in the gloom of the tunnels were strategically placed artworks by artists such as Alastair Mackie, Anthony Micallef, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Kate MccGwire, Paul Fryer, Petroc Sesti, Polly Morgan and Slinkachu.
Doug’s pieces looked as if they have always existed in the dark, damp vaults that were only recently rediscovered by Kevin Spacey and his team.

*Only Human-FAS Contemporary, London - 2008
Foster’s first solo show at a London gallery included Breather, BOB, Frozen, Freezer, four stereoscopic portraits from the Mirror in the Bathroom series and a small scale preview of Islands of the Blessed.`

*The David Roberts Foundation, London - 2007
Breather, BOB and Frozen were exhibited along with works by Antoney Gormley, Anselm Kiefer, Gerry Judah, Hyungkoo Lee and the Boyle Family at The David Roberts Foundation.
It is was first show by The David Roberts Foundation at its new space in Great Titchfield Street.