Derby is out of kilter. The city is nearly six minutes behind Greenwich, the home of the prime meridian, the line of Longitude from which all time is measured. But it didn’t used to be like this. Before he moved to Greenwich, John Flamsteed (1646 - 1719), the first Astronomer Royal, lived in Derby where he made all of his astronomical observations using a line of longitude measured from the back garden of his home at 27 Queen Street.
Thirteen records Derby Mean Time not Greenwich Mean Time and marks this difference faithfully every six minutes no matter what the time is.
Tim Shore is a visual artist living in Derby, working with moving image, text, drawing and installation. He studied graphic design at The Polytechnic Wolverhampton, and animation at the Royal College of Art, London. His practice explores the evidence and history of place and the narratives, stories and retellings that make a place known.
Film festival screenings include transmediale.07 Berlin, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Yokohama Japan, Reel Dance Australia tour, Oberhausen, Ann Arbor USA. Other screenings include BFI South Bank, Arnolfini Bristol, Oriel Mostyn Llandudno, Channel 4 Wales and the British Embassy, Paris.
Group exhibitions include: South Square Centre, Bradford; Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen; art:language:location, Cambridge; Event Horizon, QUAD, Derby; Wirksworth Festival, Strutt’s North Mill Belper and Holmfirth Festival. Tim collaborated on three large scale animation projections at Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, North Mill Belper for Museums at Night and at Darley Abbey Mills, Derby. BlindSpot (2015), was commissioned through New Opportunities/New Expressions 3. This site-specific film installation responded to the now empty rooms and spaces of The Workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire (National Trust).
Tim is one of six artists selected for Document, CVAN East Midlands’ two-year programme (2016 - 2018) and is also Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the University of Derby.