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Profile & Statement
My current practice involves site-specific work, including painting, photography, video, light and archive material, presented as single pieces, works in series, or as installations. The work builds on an initial visual engagement with place, adding additional ‘background’ elements of history/narrative gleaned from archival research. I do not take an academic approach, but am guided by aesthetic concerns such as light, composition, space and form as well as a personal interest in the back story of a site. The work generates and presents new bodies of material that pay attention to the presentation, history, narrative and usage of a place.
My work seeks out the visual, historical, political and social elements of a place’s past and present, investigating what endures and describing what is new. For example ‘Godolphin:Night’ (2013) and ‘Godolphin:Day’ (2013) are two recent video works that explore the past and present of the Godolphin Estate, the oldest country house in Cornwall and site of significant social, political, industrial and environmental activity.
__CMR is an artist-led initiative designed to create a community of artists who will exhibit and flourish within this three storey building. It is a voluntary-run organisation and project. We aim to be all inclusive; we aim to encourage adventurous work that will respond and challenge not only to CMR’s various spaces but also the broader Contemporary Art landscape of Cornwall.
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Membership is open to artists, makers, curators, writers and thinkers at all stages of their careers who are interested in developing a rigorous, critically engaged level of contemporary practice, and who are interested in actively contributing to help promote the overall well-being of the project.
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