A sound installation that journeys from the years preceding the Khmer Rouge regime until after the Vietnamese occupation, Shadowland is a combination of sampled sounds from archived news footage, documentaries, interviews and propaganda films. The work begins with a silhouetted figure projected on the wall. As the score progresses, the shadow moves slowly to the soil scattered on the floor, rests and then returns.
Winner of The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition 2017.
Two microphones, each one fixed on a floor stand and positioned in opposition to the other, have a reversal of function. Given a voice, both microphones read names out in unison. Each 'pair' of names is the same person - one being their original 'birth' name and the other their new 'anglicised' name. As the microphones simultaneously list both names of prominent cultural figures, the installation traces different accents from around the globe.
'14.20' is part of an on-going investigation into the non-specific imagery we see when travelling at high speed and is the first work in this series to use moving image. Capturing aspects of transition, (dis)location, searching, defining, (dis)connection and projection, these works serve to reinforce many of the key themes that run through my projects.
A publication work that is the culmination of a three year partnership with the poet Diana Syder. Planet Box charts the deconstruction of an astronomer's life in a sequence of drawings, objects and notes that work intrinsically with Syder's text.
'Space-Time-Matter' is a series of sculpted cardboard boxes that were constructed to fit inside the Victorian display cabinets in Manchester Central Library. A number of works on paper (from the publication 'Planet box' 2010) were presented inside the boxes with small 'peep holes' cut in the card to view them.
'Fugue' explores the use of fog as a dramatic signifier and its ability to generate a non-specificity of place. The single screen work presents a wide panorama of reflected imagery in a landscape thick with fog with a commissioned score combining an echoic piano sequence with low ambient noise.
A large scale site specific installation, combining 29 miners lights fixed on wooden posts following selected paths of the 'Trafalgar' mine overground. Featuring a 24 track surround sound (13 minutes duration (looping). Follows a circular 1km route.
The culmination of a month long residency based in The Forest of Dean, investigating the local landscape and its embedded narrative. Outcome formed the basis of the site specific work '(Trafalgar) Disinterred', 2006.
'Trail' is the conclusion of an investigation into a New Forest 'will o' the wisp' - Laurence -using formal methods of research to evaluate mythology, fact and fiction in the presented work. A four part multi media installation presented in a solo show at ArtSway in The New Forest, 'Trail' is a work that is specific to the local landscape.
'Hide and Seek, Lewesdon Hill' is an experimental surround sound installation, that was presented at PVA Media Lab, Bridport. It is a sound recording of 5 people playing a game of Hide and Seek in the landscape.
'Hide and Seek' is a video installation that presents two projections placed in opposition. With the audience situated between the screens, the projections reveal both points of view in a search through a domestic space.