Four Winds Projection
© Matthew Rowe
Supper 8mm film,
This work has derived from the cross fertilisation of previously separate 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional areas of Rowe's practice an amalgamation of media that has transpired into an investigation, further questioning how the medium of ceramics can be implicated in the documentation of social history, Enhancing the notion of lens based practice such as photo documentation.
In this work the efforts and signature of ceramic processes are veiled by the luminosity of the film, as it coats the fragile ceramic blank, masking its vulnerability.The unadorned ceramic form provides a distinctive base, on which to display the documented footage. The supper 8mm film is projected to the scale of modal railway scenery, suggesting a nostalgic rose tinted view of the four winds.Further strengthened by the film footages low depth of field, offering viewer the visual essence, of the seaside cafés aesthetic.