SAIL (2013)

The video starts with me walking through Shelley’s woods which located in West Sussex, in the United Kingdom. The woods are named after the British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was also the husband of Mary Shelley the author of Frankenstein. Apparently he used to walk there for inspiration.

Sail was conceived out of two elements I wanted to combine, that of sails and chaos. I wanted to capture the strength of the wind and let it’s force affect the direction in which I was walking, so I created a mechanism which I then strapped to my back. Every time there was a weather warning, we would rush outside to try and capture the gale, but obviously the wind is changeable and unpredictable so it was difficult to work with. As a result the piece is more about search and anticipation than the chaotic effects of wind on my body.

EXHIBITIONS

2013 - Pitch, IEAA & Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, FR

2013 - Tide, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, UK

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