Water tower, Ardtornish Estate, Movern, 2021
Thursday, 7 May 2020
Saturday, 4 January 2020
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
A short film first shown in the solo exhibition, "below, the rocks fell into darkness" at the Studio Pavilion, Glasgow, May - July 2018. The film was shot on super 16mm digital format. Dur. 9'17"
The film records the passing of time in a wildlife hide on the west coast of Scotland. The hide allows the viewer to look upon the landscape through a long, panoramic viewing aperture. It looks out onto the land and water in a location where time is governed by the inexorable regularity of the tide. It’s mid-summer. The wind rifles through leaves, insects hover, and the camera examines the space viewed from the hide, but also of the hide itself. It’s a place that is almost a pause in the landscape, a place to view a pause in the landscape. Nothing happens. We just watch and wait.
This film slowly examines and explores a landscape. This is a landscape at a point of transition - the transition between day and night, and between one year and the next. It was filmed around Dorlin in Moidart, NW Scotland, during brief periods of calm and stillness at dusk around otherwise stormy, wet weather. The images of the landscape are dark, damp, and held deep in the grip of winter. It is almost silent, other than the brief interjections of a sea eagle and a heron passing overhead. The film is shot on super 16mm digital format. Dur. 4'33"
Monday, 6 August 2018
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Some documentation of my current show at the Studio Pavilion, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow. The show continues until July 15th, 2018
Thanks to Frank McElhinney for writing this review on my current show.
|still from "a darkening" super 16mm digital film, 4'33"|