This film explores, amongst other things, ideas around being lost, as a sculptor, as a sculpture, in the museum, in the archive and in the architecture. Filmed at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK at a day discussion event entitled ‘Homeless Sculpture’. Central to the day was a display of sculptures from The Whitworth permanent collection selected and curated by myself and my co-organisers of the day. Key to the film, and the curated display, was a sculpture I selected that was acquired by the collection in the 1960’s that has never been publicly displayed since that date.
The film can be viewed on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/205423203
‘What do I see?’ 2016
Our impact on the planet now constitutes its own distinct geological epoch, the Anthroposcene in which over half of the concrete produced to date has been poured in the past twenty years. A defining characteristic of the Anthroposcene will be the concrete fossils that future geologists will unearth.
The film can be viewed on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/198063280
‘Return To Borobudor’ 2016
This film, made following a research fellowship I held at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, explores the idea of sculpture as an archive, a repository of memory both personal and collective. It’s about my first encounter with the sculpture ‘At The Foot Of Borobudur’ by Charles Hewlings in 1976 at a London Gallery. In 2014 I helped Charles re-install it in the Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park after 37 years I found myself standing again in front of the sculpture memories of which I have recalled at various points in the intervening period.
The film can be viewed on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/180753791