kitset

Laser cut model-making plywood, metal rings.
exhibited at line-space-material, a solo exhibition at Evolution House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
August 2009.
and Architecture/ECOLOGY, an academic conference at the University of Sheffield, England.
November 2009.

Very slender, laser cut elements, based on geometry derived from Penrose tiling form a modular three–dimensional drawing system. Kitset is an open–ended piece of work open to collaboration and public engagement. From a simple kit of parts the work generates difference, variety and complexity, while defining and enclosing space. The resulting formations are located between spatial drawing and model–making.

light masonry construction

Two modified slide projectors, coloured filters.
exhibited at line-space-material, a solo exhibition at Evolution House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
August 2009.

Two projectors are placed in opposite corners of the space, with spatially specific inserts to compensate for “keystone” distortion, creating two co–incident orthogonal images. Projective drawing methods, used to generate the complex forms in masonry vaulting, inspired this geometric compensation. Here light, usually considered both ubiquitous and ephemeral, is considered as a material in its own right, through a process of shaping and layering.

cloud light

Half tone image on tracing paper.
4.6m x 3.1m
Exhibited at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
June 2009

Representing a cloud, itself an accumulation of particles, through the process of half-tone imaging creates an edgeless field where matter is rendered through density, rather than line. Installed across the gallery windows, the work diffuses the light entering the space, producing a soft and subtly changing atmospheric effect.

Piran Spregovori /

Piran Speaks

Polaroid images in hand-bound artists’ book, edition of one.
30 pages plus fold out map and key, 90 x 110mm
Exhibited at Piran Town Hall, Piran, Slovenia.
Now held in the collection of Mesta knjiznica Piran – Public Library of Piran.
April 2009

This book was produced in collaboration with Sally Janssen during a residency in Piran, Slovenia. We set out to explore how the spaces of the town communicated their functions. Through the performative aspect of producing the book we sought to inject fresh energy into the town.

With the help of Sonja Kocevar we organised a series of staged photographs where local residents enacted scenes emphasising the purpose of the various town’s spaces in a comical manner. The book was intended as an alternative guidebook to the city, inviting readers to engage with the town as a participant, not as an onlooker.

 

 

cumbernauld receiving


Real-time audio manipulation of archival recordings, library catalogue record.
23 minutes 46s
Exhibited in Cumbernauld Town Centre, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
March 2009
Now in the collection of Cumbernauld Public Library.
Also exhibited in the online audio exhibition “Location Location” on Stramash Space.
February–March 2010
And at La Ira Sónica, a sonic/new media arts festival in Coyoacán, Mexico City. July 2010

This work arose from my interest in the town’s history and the preservation of that history. Making parallels between the deterioration of archival material and the material of the town itself, a series of sound pieces were developed using recordings made from a VHS copy of the 1970 promotional film A Town For Tomorrow. These recordings are then digitally manipulated to create something which speaks of the present, while maintaining a connection to days past.

rule 110


Watercolour and pencil on paper, desk, chair, brushes, performance.
shown/performed at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland.
February 2009

This drawing and performance piece makes connections between the obsessive behaviour of scientists and artists. The drawing follows a simple mathematical algorithm used in theoretical botany, in which structures grow and interact, creating complex behaviour. The work alludes to the contribution each small unit makes to a larger field.

ward hill

Vertically tracking video projection with sound.
9 minutes.

shown at Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. January 2009
shown at As We Speak, Glasgow, Scotland. March 2009
featured on Registered in Art, an artists’ video youtube channel. April/May 2010
shown as part of the curated exhibition Bloom at Bury Museum and Art Gallery, Manchester, England. May – July 2010.

Made with footage of the ground taken while climbing Ward Hill in the Orkney Islands, this video slowly tracks up the wall of the space in which it is shown. It forms a vertical section of the landscape, capturing the diversity of flora in response to altitude and the sensitivity of plant life to these conditions.

The accompanying sound is a recording of my heartbeat matched to my pulse rate while climbing, which reinforces the physicality of the work.