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Prinknash 2011

Prinknash 2011

Prinknash is an embodied exploration of the recently vacated Prinknash Abbey in Gloucestershire. The Abbey, a 1970s building, is temporarily suspended between absence and presence, between its previous identity as a monastery and the advent of developers. The film explores the viewpoint of a solitary walker through the deserted building. The camera’s movement identifies both presence and subjectivity, offering to incorporate the viewer in the act of tracking. 

Duration : continuous loop 

To watch the full film, please follow this link and use the password glasgow to access

Drawing Near 2011

Drawing Near 2011

In Drawing Near the camera approaches a dilapidated cattle shed on Cowcombe Hill just off the A419 in Gloucestershire. This building has a previous history as a WW2 munitions building. In the video the camera advances slowly from the road and field gate until it reaches what was once a window and is now a broken opening. The interior of the shed is revealed by reflected sunlight. The way that buildings change their purpose through time is evidenced by the original brickwork of the structure, contrasting with the provisional additions made for its current use.

Two giclee prints, Hut - at first sight and Hut - revisited,

These connect to the Drawing Near video; one, Hut – revisited, depicts the memory of the other. 

To watch the full film, follow this link and use the password glasgow to access

Tale for Tornio installation

Tale for Tornio installation

A performance to video work commissioned for the exhibition Something Strange in Tornio, Finland. Specific reference were made to a poem from the Kalavala, modelling figurines, again to emphasise touch, to enact the poem, while speaking the words as a stranger to both the Finnish language and the culture. The resulting ‘gap’ in the audio communication connected to the effort made to communicate.

Tale for Tornio installation

Tale for Tornio installation

This Thing About Making 2002

This Thing About Making 2002

The interest in process continued through the 1980s and 90s, culminating in a work that was a text, an event and a sculpture as trace of the event. A text was spoken which was recorded and transcribed, addressing thoughts about sculpture as units were made, rolling plasticene balls between hands to continue the interest in tactility. The final forms of the work were the text in Speaking About Making and the balls now contained in a perspex box. 

Video still from This Thing about Making 2002

Video still from This Thing about Making 2002

Video still 2 from This Thing about Making 2002

Video still 2 from This Thing about Making 2002

Prinknash 2011

Prinknash is an embodied exploration of the recently vacated Prinknash Abbey in Gloucestershire. The Abbey, a 1970s building, is temporarily suspended between absence and presence, between its previous identity as a monastery and the advent of developers. The film explores the viewpoint of a solitary walker through the deserted building. The camera’s movement identifies both presence and subjectivity, offering to incorporate the viewer in the act of tracking. 

Duration : continuous loop 

To watch the full film, please follow this link and use the password glasgow to access

Drawing Near 2011

In Drawing Near the camera approaches a dilapidated cattle shed on Cowcombe Hill just off the A419 in Gloucestershire. This building has a previous history as a WW2 munitions building. In the video the camera advances slowly from the road and field gate until it reaches what was once a window and is now a broken opening. The interior of the shed is revealed by reflected sunlight. The way that buildings change their purpose through time is evidenced by the original brickwork of the structure, contrasting with the provisional additions made for its current use.

Two giclee prints, Hut - at first sight and Hut - revisited,

These connect to the Drawing Near video; one, Hut – revisited, depicts the memory of the other. 

To watch the full film, follow this link and use the password glasgow to access

Tale for Tornio installation

A performance to video work commissioned for the exhibition Something Strange in Tornio, Finland. Specific reference were made to a poem from the Kalavala, modelling figurines, again to emphasise touch, to enact the poem, while speaking the words as a stranger to both the Finnish language and the culture. The resulting ‘gap’ in the audio communication connected to the effort made to communicate.

Tale for Tornio installation

This Thing About Making 2002

The interest in process continued through the 1980s and 90s, culminating in a work that was a text, an event and a sculpture as trace of the event. A text was spoken which was recorded and transcribed, addressing thoughts about sculpture as units were made, rolling plasticene balls between hands to continue the interest in tactility. The final forms of the work were the text in Speaking About Making and the balls now contained in a perspex box. 

Video still from This Thing about Making 2002

Video still 2 from This Thing about Making 2002

Prinknash 2011
Drawing Near 2011
Tale for Tornio installation
Tale for Tornio installation
This Thing About Making 2002
Video still from This Thing about Making 2002
Video still 2 from This Thing about Making 2002