Sample footage of recent video work

Orientation in space is an essential function for any living organism. However, we as humans, maintain a distinct vertical alignment from all other animals. Counterbalance looks to explore our unique relationship to gravity drawing upon the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais - an Israeli physicist and founder of the Feldenkrais Method, who suggested that the human body was ideally designed for movement and the least suited for standing motionless (2005: 95). The title, Counterbalance, describes the complex interplay of muscles that keeps our constantly shifting bodies vertical.

M. Feldenkrais (2005), Body & Mature Behavior: A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gratification & Learning, California: Frog, Ltd 

 

 

A-B is a 'walk' that I undertook one summer from my home in Bracknell to the APT Gallery in Deptford. The journey was approximately 35 miles, and generated entirely of photographs taken at frequent intervals throughout the walk (the resulting animation is made up of over 20,000 images). 

 

 

 

 

 

Daedalus is a video based upon the fabled architect who fashions wings of wax and feathers so as to fly from King Minos' labyrinth. In Greek mythology the story of Daedalus underpins man's innate desire to escape from the human condition whilst elevating himself to a celestial vantage point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossing Over looks to explore ones ability to exceed boundaries and move between different spaces. I'm particularly drawn to what Dutch Anthropologist, Arnold van Gennap refers to as a liminal state; a transitional phase whereby an individual is neither in nor out of society though transcends his/ her physical environment by way of certain rituals or ceremonial traditions. Hence if there something beyond our experience of the material world; some "higher realm", then how can we enter into it or achieve communion with it?