The introduction of a retired fishtank to my studio for use as a giant vitrine provided the opportunity to further explore the shadows cast by the cardboard cones.
The factory wall records time. Experienced from the adjacent artists’ studios the wall receives light, marking the passage of time, counting the hours, days and seasons. The film takes the distracted, peripheral experience of the wall, registered though these disparate timescales, concentrating the captured fragments into a focused, new construction. The screen of the wall is dissected and reconstituted in the screen of the film. The concluding coda synthesises an extended timeframe of eighty days of continuous filming into one minute of pulsing days, flickering light and washes of rain. Continue reading
Three day time-lapse showing the gallery residency, exhibition set up, and symposium.
Making Representations was a three-day project which ran from 27 February – 1st March 2019, in the Phoenix Studios North Gallery, Brighton. The project culminated in a half-day symposium followed by a public exhibition opening, and included five artist-researchers – Bill Leslie, Eleanor Suess, Charlotte Warne Thomas, Katie McCallum, Felicity Hammond and Dean Kenning, whose work all touches on questions of representation – architectural, filmic, mathematical, linguistic and photographic. The symposium consisted of performances, workshop activities, and concluded with a discussion of wider issues of representation. Continue reading
While I was in Australia this Christmas I worked out of one of the studios in my old architecture/art school at the University of Western Australia (UWA). I was keen to build upon the recent site-specific work I have been developing in my own studio in Croydon, specifically around the making of a model which “reconstructs” the space of the studio, and which, along with my actions as model-maker and film-maker, is then filmed within that space.Continue reading