“…space offers itself like a mirror to the thinking ‘subject’, but, after the manner of Lewis Carroll, the ‘subject’ passes through the looking glass and becomes a lived abstraction” (Lefebvre, 1991)
A cave-like space has been the focus of recent work involving regular time spent in an exploratory, process-led project. Time spent watching and listening to the space, subsequently moving and placing objects found, recording and documenting.
Regular time was spent each week in the space beyond Arthur Greens between January and June 2011. A no man’s land, non space, a time capsule, limbo, where the debris and detritus of the shop had lain for many years. Time has been spent looking, listening, recording and documenting this cave-like space before moving and selecting objects, clearing debris and arraying ‘treasures’ discovered. Fascinated by the colours textures, and patterns in the cliff face, objects found and brickwork; captivated by the dripping of water on different materials and at different rates; time spent inhabiting this place has been sanctuary and endurance. Another world beyond the back of the shop, the cave has become a magical space, a living breathing place which is explored using light and experience of self.
A full publication of photographs can be found here.