Double Vision (on-going project)
Through the Brownie 127 project devised by Cally Trench, the Double Vision series emerged. The 127 introduced in 1952, provided a perfect opportunity to work with the qualities of the analogue camera and darkroom processes, with a focus on light and dark, positive and negative, doubles and multiplies, while responding to content and composition. Gelatin silver prints (positive and negative); 127 Rera Pan 100 ISO B/W film;24 x 30cm (30 x 40cm with mount);Edition of 10 (each).
Artist-in-Residence at Mauna Kea observatories, Hawaii, USA 1 – 28 November 2015
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The one-month Mauna Kea residency (following Kitt Peak in Arizona and Cerro Tololo in Chile in 2012) was a phenomenal experience, especially working with three significant observatories: Gemini (I was based in the headquarters in Hilo), Keck and Subaru . I spent hours observing the constant movement in the massive sanctuary-like structures where engineers worked tirelessly on Mauna Kea. The summit was breathtakingly beautiful and exhilarating, a ‘sky island’, towering 40% into the atmosphere at 4205 metres (13,796ft), despite the zero temperatures and low oxygen. Everything changed at sunset as a magical golden glow morphed into a deep red before darkness came. The experience of spending time in the three observatories was dramatic in every way, making it difficult to find words to describe the intensity and awe of seeing and feeling of this cosmological wonder.
Aether Seminar, Friday 17 April, 1 – 4 pm Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, UAL, 272 High Holborn
In response to the exhibition, the co-curators Melanie King and Louise Beer discussed art and science and the philosophical implications of cosmological research with speakers Dr Michelle Lochner and Dr Donnache Kirk from UCL, and Dr Jane Grisewood from UAL.
Aether @ UAL Showroom gallery, London 15 April – 5 July 2015
Exhibiting Black Light: Eclipse with co-curators Melanie King and Louise Beer, along with Robert Bell, Jon Clair, Jared Davis, Sarah Fontais, Lauren Franklin, Jaden Hastings, David Moore, Lara Morrell and Sophy Rickett. The print sequence traces the moon crossing the sun during an annular solar eclipse on 20 May 2012, 17:31pm to 8:38pm, at the McMath-Pierce solar telescope on Kitt Peak while artist-in-residence at NOAO, Arizona, Nine Giclee prints (30 x 24cm), edition of 10.
The Dark and the Light: Homage to Nostalgia for the Light@ Berliner Liste, Berlin 18 – 26 September 2014
A poetic meditation on the past, time and memory, drawing inspiration from Patricio Guzmán’s remarkable film, Nostalgia for the Light (2010). Set in Chile, in the Atacama Desert and observatories in the Andes Mts (where this photograph was taken) the film reveals light/memory parallels… searching the past to seek answers. Gelatin silver hand printed on matt fibre-based paper; 24 x 34cm; edition of 24. Exhibited with AMBruno.