In the summer of 2012 I invited Louise Ashcroft to join me in attempting to capture a waterfall. We set off from London, travelling by rail, ferry and bus to Ireland. The journey took us to Glendalough where we drunk a waterfall before soaking our clothes in it, bagging them up and heading home. At Euston we got dressed into the waterfall soaked clothes and wrung them out on the station forecourt. Later in an exhibition an 18min film was shown upstairs whilst downstairs 2 bottles of waterfall water were set on a lit camping stove and boiled dry.
Above: Bags with waterfall soaked clothes on ferry. Below: Documentation from installation, boiling the waterfall.
Below: Soaking clothes in waterfall (left) and wringing them out at Euston station (right)
Made from material found on the foreshore, the slippers were worn around Bermondsey during the public tour, AltMFA feed, before being returned to the beach.
Above: Wearing the slippers outside Bermondsey station Below: Slippers returned to the foreshore from which they were made.
Commissioned for Intransit Festival, London - Vessel was a collaboration with Louise Ashcroft. It took the form of a public procession with a large sculptural vessel at its head. The procession followed the route of the lost river Westbourne and water was poured into the 'vessel' from every source encountered along the way.
Large forms of frozen Thames river water were installed in a space in Docklands. As they melted they revealed the architecture of Canary Wharf.
Boeing Way to Gas Street: Wood, photographs, stones with fossils, plastic. 7 pieces. (largest approx 200x 60cm) Union Canal ran alongside my studio space in Boeing Way, London to the exhibition space in Gas street, Birmingham.
Below: detail from Aquaduct - the photographs in the pieces are fragments of performance and structures made in Boeing Way.
In an office space in Gracechurch Street, City of London in 2014 a group performance took place in which the audience participated in Juggling the Thames. The water was collected from the nearby river and transported to the event during commuting hours earlier that day.
Handlings was made shortly after major surgery. The piece was delivered to the gallery with instructions for the performers to,'take gloves from the pile and place them gently into people's hands (without speaking) Gradually extend this to placing them on the audiences shoulders/feet/knees, around and beyond the space'
Below: An audience member with glove.
An ongoing project in which a mobile kick wheel is used to throw vessels with clay found dug up around London, often at sites of regeneration and earthworks.