I am interested in how bodies of knowledge related to place come about, endure and are disseminated. This might be evidenced through history, archaeology, folklore, tracks, place names, myths, geography, science, art. The focus is on empirical understanding, underpinned by modern investigative methods from geophysics to biochemistry.
Since 2003 I have focused on working in offsite, often geographically remote locations, choosing to present work at its site of influence. In CMR I see an organisation that can embrace this experimental approach, while enabling a more focused critique of my work within an accessible, urban situation. I am looking for such opportunities to bring my ideas in from the cold (though often exhilarating) places I've worked in! I am currently based in Falmouth.
Performance of John Cage's 4'33" at Gaslights, Redruth on 22 September 2012, part of 4 Weeks 33 Hours, a series of artist's residencies devised and curated by Janet McEwan to celebrate Cage's centenary year.
Performance of John Cage's 33 1/3 at CMR, Redruth, on 22 September 2012 using 12 audio playback devices (turntables cd players). Part of 4 weeks 33 hours, a series of artist' residencies and events to mark Cage's centenary. Conceived and curated by Janet McEwan.
Topographic model of Goonhilly Downs made from local soil and vegetatio. Populated with model structures, vehicles, people and animals from its 6,000 year history.
Presented as part of Happidrome Four.
Detail of World War Two plan at Predannack Airfield.
Withie and tissue paper boat with organza sails floated in temporarily flooded room in former WW2 radar station, Goonhilly Downs.
Presented as part of Happidrome Three.
__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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