I am an artist primarily working with moving image and am particularly interested in the relationship between music / audio and visuals. Much of my work is non-critical, observational documentary but informed by its editing and post-production. My work is intended for a general audience, but is also informed by fine art practice.
I see my practice as being traditional but using modern, industrial techniques. My work is influenced by pre-modern aesthetic values, but also by modern cinematography and music video production.
I often use time-lapse video to capture the real world but in ways not normally perceived. Time-lapse allows the representation of what is in plain view, but cannot be perceived in real-time. Also, this kind of non-interventional observation can sometimes witness behaviours of people or the environment that could not have been predicted.
I have an ongoing body of moving image work entitled “The Secret Life of Buildings”. These are all videos with music and/or audio, and attempt to reveal something about the built environment and its relationship with the natural environment. Most of them are time-lapse shoots and these works are intended as portraits of the buildings they are shot in, but not necessarily documentary recordings of them.
During my residency at Bank Street Arts I aim to produce a new piece of work that will be part of this collection. However, as always with these time-lapse projects, I don’t really know what I’m going to get until I’ve got it.