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.
This piece is comprised of cinematic ‘process plates’, shot for the purpose of being back-projected to form the view from a train carriage window.
The piece consists of a looped digital capture of paused analogue video footage of a military helicopter. The flickering artefacts from the pausing of the video are visible on the digital capture, even though the action is at a halt.
On a car journey across the Lofoten archipelago in Norway, a conversation takes place between the passengers. While the view from the car window reveals vistas of sublime natural beauty at every turn, the conversation turns to an insurance policy that refused to pay out for a laptop that had been damaged while travelling. An […]
Produced on a guest artist residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway that was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Commissioned by Lightworks 2012. Supported through the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Using found footage, this piece shows the spectacular view from the top of a mountain at the end of a Norwegian cable car journey. Captured by persons unknown using the now obsolete Video-8 format, the footage has been digitised and re-edited, leaving the unstable camerawork and prosaic voiceover of the original director intact. This piece […]
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 offing’, although more usually used in the context of ships […]
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.
“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.
“I think we’ve seen enough.”
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 […]
A static camera is trained on a wide-angle view of an inhabited, populated cityscape. The image slowly changes, making the viewer aware of the passage of time through subtle changes to the scene.
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.
Performance video of the artist dancing to Sadistic by Stereolab, using a single repeated dance move.
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.
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.