Night Vision (2018)
digital media, LCD display, glass
7'00" continuous loop
The primary thinking behind my two pieces is centred around the two principle components of the project title; 'Landscape' (or ground) & 'Light' (or sky) and combining them with the context of where and when the works are being exhibited; the former is the place of reference, (Letheringham Lodge) and the latter, is on a (non light polluted) winter evening.
'Night Vision' is a further piece in my 'Tableau (Moving Portraits)' series of works, in which in this instance, I am exploring the 'location & day at night' theme. The emphasis in this piece is on the replicated positioning of a recorded daytime scene (me walking away across the field beyond). The title may imply both the video camera technology (which enables us to see better at night), and the seeing of something that is, or perhaps is not, really there?
Empire of Light (2018)
(homage to René Magritte)
digital media, LCD display
The principal thinking behind these two pieces is based on the two basic components of the project title; Landscape (the ground) and Light (the sky) combined with the context of where and when the works are to be exhibited; where, being the place of reference, (Letheringham Lodge) and when, on a - non light polluted - winter night.
'Night Vision' is a further piece in my Tableau/Moving Portraits series of works. Exploring my chosen location and day at night theme, the emphasis here is upon the replication of the repositioning of the recorded daytime scene, replaying me walking away across the field beyond - the title might suggest both the video camera technical term (enabling us to see at night), and the seeing of something that is, or perhaps not really there?
'Empire of Light' is a direct homage to the surrealist artist René Magritte's series of paintings of the same title, in which he created artificially lit scenes of the night yet with vivid blue with puffy white clouds daylight sky's. My interpretation of his idea is to consider it's construct in a reduced, semi-abstracted form, where we look down at the actual artificially illuminated ground combined with the daylight sky that was/is, directly above us.