The material and the immaterial
Drapery’s ability to delineate bodies has a persistent allure in art; a deceptively simple real world item with quite complex internal and environmental interactions make the sculpture of digital cloth compelling.
Draped fabric evokes feelings of both intimacy and absence; it moves forms away from physical certainty.
Installed at The Herbert Read Gallery, June 2014
Homage to Boetti
A recreation of
Alighiero Boetti’s Lampada Annuale (Yearly Lamp) 2018
Wood, metal, glass, 300W lightbulb, electro-mechanical device. 76 x 37 x 37 cm
'A realisation not of the event itself but the idea of the event'
Boetti’s Lampada Annuale comprises of an oversized lightbulb surrounded by reflective metal and encased in a dark blue wooden box, the top sealed with a pane of glass. The electro-mechanical switch mechanism hidden within the box is set to illuminate the bulb randomly each year for a duration of only eleven seconds. Once the viewer is made aware of the unlikely and unpredictable potential for this object to suddenly illuminate in their presence, it bestows an almost mystical aura and sense of fragile possibility to the work.
The Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti (1940 – 1994) believed that his work could be authored by different people ‘to give it different character'. The first Lampada Annuale was constructed in 1966, Boetti made three further boxes in 1967. My recreation was completed in December 2018.
Installed at The Fish Slab Gallery, Whitstable, January 2018
Art and Doctor Who
Recreating lost footage from episodes of 1960s Doctor Who
The Wheel in Space: re-constructing lost Doctor Who for Britbox 2017
Animation of the Servo Robot from The Wheel in Space
The mini-episode premiered at Missing believed Wiped at The BFI Southbank on 15th December 2018.
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