The Hungry Ghosts2012
Moving image work in various formats which was developed during an AA2A residency at Teesside University October 2011-April 2012. The film was exhibited alongside print works, also made during the residency, in the exhibition 'Shadows' at the Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesborough.
The work explores the theme of violence deliberately submerged, but which refuses to be forgotten, and results from an examination of the Greek myth of the sacrifice of Iphigenia by her father, and its aftermath.
The resulting works evolved from research in the darkroom and print studio. It was important that photographic (mainly analogue) processes were used, referencing the history of the medium in criminal forensics.
The techniques and formats employed in the print and moving image works are intended to encourage consideration of how processes can obscure or reveal. The film is silent.