Karanjit Panesar: Clarence Pier

3 Aug-23 Dec 2022


Karanjit Panesar’s new moving image work uses Extended Reality technologies to retell stories from local people with connections to Clarence Pier. Commissioned by Aspex in partnership with the University of Portsmouth’s CCIXR, the film has been produced on location as well as inside a digital recreation of the Southsea amusement arcade built in a gaming engine.

Karanjit Panesar (b. 1992) lives and works in Leeds. Recent solo presentations include: Parts of Wholes (2022), Workplace Foundation, Newcastle; Actor, Container (2021), Two Queens, Leicester; Strange Loop (2019), Turf Projects, Croydon; THE WAY THINGS ARE (2018), arebyte Gallery, London.

Panesar is also co-founder of East Bristol Contemporary, an artist-led initiative that aims to counteract the lack of showing spaces for emerging artists in the South West through a diverse programme of exhibitions and events.

Clarence Pier has been commissioned by Aspex Portsmouth and the University of Portsmouth CCIXR with funding from the UK Community Renewal Fund.

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