Photo Credit: Katayoun Pasban Dowlatshahi
In conjunction with a six month Fellowship hosted by the Forest of Dean and funded by the University of Gloucestershire, I was invited to create temporary site specific installations for a three day event called REVEAL. From the research undertaken in the forest I constructed two installations. The first was entitled 'Light Shafts' a sound installation with steel, light and smoke. The second was entitled 'Bell Pits' a video projection onto an ancient water filled Bell Pit. These works evolved from an interest in the working heritage of the forest; mining for iron ore and ferric oxide pigments. Ancient bell pits and scowles are the visible scars of this human activity. These minerals represent a tactile and hidden geological stratum; their colour evident in the soil, streams, leaves, bark and lichen on autumn and winter trees. The artwork's intention was to reveal and encourage contemplation of these intimate relationships.
Audio, video, smoke, water & Lights
Architecture & environment