An Installation Consisting of 3 elements:
One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety Eight (1998),
Suspended Animation - 26 Drawings of the Same Photograph (1998) and
Drawn from Memory (1998)
This multi-media installation was created in response to the large warehouse space of Berry House, Clerkenwell, London. The cavernous, hangar-like space lent itself to works which revisited the ideas of airports and flight. The positioning of the three works is key to the show and the dynamics that arise between the various components as described below...
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety Eight (1998) 16mm film loop
A 16mm film loop consisting of that many frames, each frame containing a different aeroplane fuselage, filmed from beneath in close proximity as the aircraft take-off and land. The film is suspended in a rectangular formation in the space and fed through a projector. The projector is tilted so that the image is angled above the viewer on a large screen. The installation of the film loop creates a shift in scale between the miniature aeroplanes on the film itself moving around the space and the large scale of the projected image. The projector used to show the work is slowed down to run at 12 p.s.
Suspended Animation - 26 drawings of the same photograph (1998)
Twenty six self-portrait pencil drawings of the artist (aged 26 at the time of making the work) are transferred onto video, sequenced in different orders and looped. Each of the 26 drawings is based on the same photograph of the artist and is held for the duration of a frame's length. The work is exhibited on a monitor placed on a specially designed plinth that mirrors the height of the artist to create a life-sized, continuous, suspended animation.
Drawn from Memory (1998) (Flick book - pencil on paper)
Hand drawn flick book, with one hundred aeroplanes drawn from memory, drawn from the perspective of looking up at the aeroplanes as they pass closely above.
Exhibited as part of 'Solo X 9: Artists in Clerkenwell' Summer 1998