The offing is the part of the sea visible from shore but beyond anchoring ground. “Someone who was watching out for a ship to arrive would first see it approaching when it was ‘in the offing’ and expected to dock before the next tide. ‘The […]
“For our 10th Assembly event, four Sheffield based artists have each been paired up with an artist in Istanbul. Plunged into the unknown within a pen-pal type relationship, the expectation has been to create work with someone they have never met.
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.
This piece was developed to accompany a live performance by sound artist Neil Webb at Consortium in Amsterdam. It combines natural and urban imagery and develops into an ambient, non-narrative counterpoint to the sound work.