My work investigates the ability of light to reveal and conceal objects and spaces, and is particularly influenced by Freud’s notions of the uncanny and Proust’s narrative of the transitional.
Camera Obscura Projective Installations explore and extend the artistic potential of the camera obscura to perceptually transform objects and spaces by exploiting its unique visual qualities. These pertain to immediacy and directness, and possess a unique visual 'feel' where two dimensional imagery strongly suggests three dimensions. Although apparently tangible, projected imagery appears to reside in a void where there is an absence of surrounding visual reference. However, unlike conventional camera obscura projections, these involve synchronicity, juxtaposition, transparency and transition and the manipulation of ordinary objects.
Whilst initially experienced in real time as installations, unmediated recordings are also available for film screening.
Alongside live and recorded moving imagery, I use long exposure Pinhole Photography to trace and capture in single images, the passage of time as light slowly moves over objects and spaces.
Qualifications and training
- 2006 PhD Fine Art, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Glos
- 2001 MA Fine Art Sculpture (Distinction), University of Gloucestershire
- 2000 BA Fine Art Sculpture (Hons), Cheltenham & Glos College of Higher Education
- 2010 Other Spaces, Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, Glos
- 2008 'Vanitas' and 'Uncanny Spaces', Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham
- 2010 Transfixed Motion/The Transitory Still, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
- 2009 Unique Perspectives, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs
- 2009 Film screening, Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury, Somerset
- 2009 Season 8 Outcasting, Outcasting - online screening, www.outcasting.org
- 2008 Moving Things, Annexinema iii, Stand Assembly Studios, Nottingham
- 2008 MIR Festival, Athens, Greece
- 2010 Artist Residency, Brisons Veor Trust, Cape Cornwall
- 2009 Camera Obscura, St Augustines Farm, Arlingham, Gloucestershire
- 2009 Pinhole Photography - 'Ghosts in the Attic', Edward Jenner Museum, Berkeley, Gloucestershire