Installation commissioned by Good on Paper for Stroud Fringe event, August 2016
Convergence & Space is still having an impact on my work…the shadows we discovered in the Goods Shed, their movement and the way they layer up…intensifying the experience of their existence. I tried to gather information about shadows and was surprised to discover how much negative feelings are associated with them…a few years ago I took the photo of the shadow below, cast/ projected into a small pitch-black space through a rusty door that had some letters cut into it. The shadows were animated by sunlight outside and the movement of trees bursting with summer foliage. How can I capture movement in shadow, animate the layers…?
We have been setting up in the Goods Shed one week now..I have my mind blown at times by the complexity of possibilities. Awareness is high and confusion multitude, I am learning the importance of the right light, light can change everything, it can concentrate or diffuse and to decide what we want to concentrate on is not easy considering the many possibilities given. Paul and myself have played with many possibilities in our minds, by moving pieces around, trying to let the space throw some ideas at us. For me some aspects speak strongly and they start to focus the space, intention is tangible. This time is a journey of new discoveries, I have a much better understanding of space and how everything about a space is of importance, the floor with it’s cracks, the walls, the space above our heads and the space (out of physical reach but accessible for our eyes) under the roof. Shadows, long shadows, blury shadows, shadows so close to the object that it is hard to tell the object from it’s shadow.