Shetland Sketchbook

These ‘sketches’ are from material gathered during a visit to Shetland in July 2014.  I stayed with Janette Kerr to explore a possible collaborative project there.

two audio sketches:













wind playing circular sheep feeder



two video sketches:

drawing and video mix


Cloud Hills in Shetland



PhD Research

Temporal experience in moving image and sound; the relationship between perception, memory, technology and location/situation; discourses on aesthetics, spectatorship and temporality; temporal dislocation and the (dis)connections between sound and image.

Anticipated Retrospection: manifesting pastness in moving image and sound through art practice (PhD submitted in September 2013 ) proposes that a sense of past can be experienced through a complex materiality. In seeking to reveal this, I investigated areas of disjuncture in temporal experience and how differing temporalities can be ‘known’.  I made use of my own spectatorial experience of archival film, its transference to analogue/digital video and produced my own footage in response.   Coastal landscape, sea and sky were used as a means of examining spectatorship and location, context and the ontological implications.  I also traced a discourse around the experience of time and materiality through artists’ film and video, examining reflexive and apperceptive experience.  The thesis is available to download from the University of Arts London Research online here.