Dancing with Sirius: lines of light, Lumen: School of Light @ Ugly Duckling, Bermondsey, London 3 – 5 February 2017 Invisible lines made visible through photographs of Sirius, the brightest star, taken on the summit of Cerro Tololo in the Chilean Andes during my artist residency. Following Sirius with handheld camera, random choreographic gestures were drawn in the air creating ephemeral ghost-like threads in the night sky. Photographic installation of 17 mounted matt black prints on Hahnemuhle photo rag (24 x 30cm & 24 x 60cm) total 150 x 150 cm.
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).
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.
Dancing with Sirius: lines of light(series of prints and artist book, 2013)
In the high altitude of the Chilean Andes, the cloudless sky revealed a dazzling canopy of stars as night fell over the Atacama Desert, a stargazer’s paradise. Standing on the summit of the aptly named Cerro Tololo, ‘mountain in front of the abyss’, and surrounded by the imposing white observatories in the dark cold atmosphere, there was one star that captivated me – Sirius – the brightest star in the night sky, and visible in both southern and northern hemispheres. Hypnotised by its brightness and movement I spent most of the night with a handheld camera intent on following this one dominant star. The random choreographic gestures of my arms, like drawing in the air, created lines of light, ephemeral ghost-like threads danced across the sky as each one became suspended in time in my camera. Artist book: 48 pages; 160 x 210 cm; 28 photographs; edition of 30; produced by Book Works, London