My films and installations explore ways in which the projected moving
image can describe the nature of memory and daydream.
I am fascinated by the haunting beauty of the projected moving image
and see parallels between its transience and delicacy and that of our
memories. I enjoy experimenting with fluid, impermanent projection surfaces
such as water and glass, which can distort or reflect an image as might
our wandering mind.
I am interested in the shifting, anti-linear journeys of trains of thought,
and ways in which slow, meditative moving image works can open up space
for solitary contemplation. I like to build up layered compositions
that echo the collages of memories we behold in our mind’s eye.
I am interested in ways a viewer’s thoughts and experiences might
add layers to this collage, generating new and ever-changing narratives
My work explores relationships between the projected image and the surface,
space or material onto which or into which it is projected. I like to
observe the transformations a fragile beam of light can affect: the
way projections can change the feeling, sense of place or perceived
dimensions of a space.
I find myself returning to natural forms, land- and seascapes for inspiration.
The female face and body are also recurring motifs. I recognise a certain
female-ness in my work- in its poetical, feminine iconography, and its
non-linear, anti-logical exploration of the fragmented narrative.
Moving Image & Sound Installation
Film: Michaela Nettell
Sound: Tom Simmons