PREVIEW CLIP OF CURRENT WORK, DUE TO EXHIBIT MAY 2016
The current work is concerned with embarking a journey of the unknown through film and photography, into a world only accessible through a screen: where the past is confused with the future, and real is muddled with fiction. Filmmaking is used here to explore it's material potential to highlight experience - in particular that of nature and a landscapes temporal ability to draw human emotion to the fore.
The visual allure of landscapes from Iceland and Yorkshire, UK, and the audio qualities of music, sound and literature, come together in the form of film and photography; illustrating the prevalence of new technology, or rather it's potential abilities to allow us to connect with nature - an exploration that fascinated the Romantics, working through more traditional practices.
While introducing this other-worldly place through the physical distancing of the screen, the transcendental qualities of the visual and audio components invite the viewer to join the landscape, in doing so embodying both individual subjective associations, and the instinctive human emotions we all feel. Such conflict is perhaps not dissimilar to the lone sense of self a vast landscape may make us feel, amid the global population connected by and communicating via modern technology.