DOUG FOSTER

Ovum

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Doug Foster

Doug started out as an animation cameraman at the BBC in 1982. He soon became a lighting cameraman, shooting TV title sequences and commercials for many of the top production companies in London. In 1993 he joined the renowned Blink Productions as a commercials director and garnered some of the advertising industry’s highest awards for his films.

Doug gave up the world of commercials in 2006 to devote all his energy to making art. His first works were a set of finely crafted film installations that explore the lengths that people will go to when faced with serious challenges.

His more recent, large-scale projection installations aspire to beguile at a more primal level by imposing perfect symmetry on irregular forms from nature to evoke pseudo-biological imagery.

Doug has exhibited at The David Roberts Foundation (2007), Punchdrunk’s Tunnel 228 (2009), Lazarides’ Hell’s Half Acre, The Minotaur and Bedlam at The Old Vic Tunnels (2010 – 2012), Daydreaming With…St Michael’s (2011), Daydreaming With… The Hong Kong Edition (2012) and Secret Cinema’s Prometheus (2012). His solo shows include Only Human at The Fine Art Society (2008) and In the Naughty Chair at Lazarides (2011).
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source: lazinc

Commissioned by Protein, a new film by Doug Foster entitled OVUM debuted on Channel 4 last night. Paired with music by UNKLE, OVUM focuses on the symmetry of the reproductive process when the mother nucleus tears itself into two identical daughter nuclei.