The following is taken from the exhibition notes for my short moving image sequence Moving Image Study of Smeerenburg Glacier Calving, installed in the The Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University at the Lincoln Center, NYC: February 25–March 3, 2018. Instead of the sudden apocalypse brought about by Vesuvius, our future fossils layers are piling up slowly […]Read more "Notes on a Moving Image Study of Smeerenburg Glacier Calving"
Monday 21st March, 2016 As I ascend the moor, coming over the peak of the hill, the first thing that attracts my attention within the vista are several pillars of dark grey smoke serving as vertical lines to the predominantly horizontal scene. One is in the very far distance, close to the horizon. The other appears […]Read more "Dartmoor Recce #2: Chasing Smoke/ Approaching the Ecosublime? (work-in-progress)"
Wednesday 3rd February, 2016 My early recce’s on Dartmoor have been focussed on one basic objective- try to get as lost as possible. This began by starting up in the centre of the moor, and working outwards, looking for spots on my OS map where it looked like one could walk in a specific direction […]Read more "Dartmoor Recce #1: Cold Walk & The Quarry/ Distance & Height"
NOTE: This is the brief account of a family holiday- our first in the in-laws camper-van- to Gordale Scar in Yorkshire. Long story short, everything broke, the weather was biblical and I forgot a key piece of kit and was forced to improvise with a coffee jar lid. However, the bad weather meant that the […]Read more "Gordale Scar: Muppets and Misplaced Kit (work-in-progress)"
NOTE: This is a brief account of being on a family camping holiday in Cornwall. One evening the sunset was so spectacular that I went down to the local beach, Chapel Porth, to capture it- which to an extent I did. But almost as soon as the sun dipped below the horizon I made the […]Read more "Chapel Porth: Waiting for the Sun (work-in-progress)"
NOTE: Account of another family holiday, this time in South West Wales. Heading back to our accommodation one evening, we drove through a small village with a Castle- just as the sun was going down and a spooky patch of mist descended. I got out with my camera, and eventually the kids joined me- I […]Read more "Carew Castle: Open To The Moment (work-in-progress)"
NOTE: The following is a writing exercise that I undertook as part of a 3D3/ Transart residential in Berlin, over the summer of 2015. I am planning to revise this small piece, merging it with my personal reflections of spending a day filming at the Holocaust Memorial. Seeing, hearing, feeling: ‘film is an expression of […]Read more "Journey as Process as Experience (Revised)(work-in-progress)"
NOTE: This entry will- eventually- be made up of a refined version of my 1st year document, A Subjective Manifesto for the Cinematographic Sublime Landscape, by way of a foreword into the sublime landscape in art and photography; the cinematographic sublime; and the differences and similarities of approaches within my practice towards landscape, the sublime landscape and the […]Read more "A Foreword (work-in-progress)"