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Always There & Not, 2019, Video Series

 

The clips in Always There & Not originated as Instagram posts, whose  endless looping of incidental moments led to unexpected choreographies and soundscapes. I decided to liberate them from their source and create my own looped clips, devising odd or unexpected acts to bring an element of surprise and humour to mundane environments. With a nod to horror, comedy and the surreal, these works hurl the mundane into an impossible eternity. The clips from London buses reference slow travel, a love of the quotidien and 'coming out' as someone who takes the bus a lot! I love London transport; the colours and sounds, and the memories of a lifetime of taking the bus and tube. Clips are filmed on an old iPhone, the low-res quality an apt presentation of the ordinary. My choices of oversaturated tints are wishful thinking; black and white a nod to nostalgia and old movies.  When exhibited, these can be played as constant loops.

 

Individual 1 min videos £75. Series of 3 £200 (1/5) deliverd by USB, DVD or WeTransfer

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The journey seems endless

but you get there in the end.

 

The journey gives you time

 

To be somewhere in between.

to be nowhere.

 

Audiobus, 2020, Video, 3 mins

Here I have selcted and combined the above clips based on their sounds, to create a visual soundscape, where the clips become an orchestra appearing and disappearing as they each add their own looped audio, to create a rhythmic urban music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are moments which would have passed unnoticed and unremembered, had I not selected and looped their representations, demonstrating the beauty and mystery of what happens in between main events.

I like to think of these pieces exhibited as constant loops,  like animated portraits.

 

 

 

Celebrate slow travel.