Invisible Layers (2015) takes as its starting point the mismatch between experience of the infrastructural landscape and the way this landscape is imaged. The piece uses terrain data from the United States Geographical Service and map data from the crowd-sourced Open Street Map to compile intricate, layered views of the locations of the head offices […]
The camera obscura is a type of tourist attraction found in many seaside resorts in which a projected image of the scene outside can be viewed from within a large darkened room.
Produced on a guest artist residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway that was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
A video of a murky sea breaking on a dark shale beach. The sky slowly shifts in colour and birds cross the frame, placing the image in the same temporal frame of reference as the viewer.
The shipping forecast is a radio broadcast by the BBC providing a vital set of data about sea conditions in the waters around the UK. To the non-maritime listener, the language used in it is poetic and obscure, as particular areas of water are named and concise descriptions of conditions issued, often in short, strange […]
The General Situation is a video work that experiments with temporary minimal electronic interventions into the landscape. It documents the installation of a number of small light sources on Chesil Beach beneath a Jurassic period cliff top. Each light source switches on and off to its own time schedule, creating a semi-random pattern of lights […]
This piece consists of Glen Campbell’s version of Wichita Lineman played through a sequence of reverb filters.
Tuning a long-wave radio makes audible the atmospheric conditions that are the basis of radio broadcasting, as the radio receiver interprets the spaces between stations as broadcasts in themselves.
Long Wave Goodbye is a development of previous work that used radio static. The idea that analogue radio signals, long used to communicate telegrams and for commercial broadcasts, will eventually be phased out in favour of digital signals has been a recent preoccupation of my work in sound. The experience of ‘tuning’, the making-audible of […]
Superstructures is a twin-screen DVD piece that presents the input and output of a bespoke computer program which had been programmed to respond to levels of ambient light.
Unaffected explores a sense of stasis and proairetic expectation engendered by looped footage.
Transit is an audiovisual installation and downloadable software application. Initially commissioned by Hull Time Based Arts, it was first exhibited in the Timebase Gallery in March 2005. This installation consisted of two projections, each showing an invidual instance of the piece. A downloadable application version of the piece was also made available during the exhibition.
Scramble, the first collaboration between Neil Webb and Michael Day, creates a disorienting and unsettling vision of urban space and the experience of isolation felt when communication breaks down.
Incidence is a single-screen piece based on images of the natural environment abstracted using technological processes.
A light source above ground shines through a disused coal chute into the exhibition space, dramatically lighting dust and cobwebs which move in the breeze.
The audience members’ improvised hand gestures create developing recursive imagery: the spontaneous, improvised hand gesture of the audience, a performance in miniature, is amplified and multiplied into an evolving and organic image and sound environment.
To be captured on an elliptical orbit, to be in rotation, but bound to a path that reaches the closest and furthest points of approach.
On entering the space, the viewer is confronted by a projection screen. Visible on the screen is an image of the room and viewer, fed from a video camera near the base of the screen.