Video installation, 2016.
Gallery 35, Sheffield. 2016
Showroom Cinema, Sheffield. 2016
Available to watch on Vimeo (extract)
A series of six videos against a shared sonic backdrop, these works employ elements of traditional and neo-shamanic practices to explore our connection to nature. In the style of shamanic 'journeying', the work depicts a surreal 'otherworld' that is different from our own; perhaps the home of spirits or gods. The figure on-screen wanders in and out of frame, seeming to move freely between monitors (or worlds).
The work meditates on commonalities between humans and birds, using our shared relationship with the sun to explore the cyclical nature of light and life. The installation culminates with a trance-like transformation sequence wherein the line between human and bird becomes flexible.