Arrival at the Engine Room
Since August 2014 I have been collaborating with digital video artist Joe Stathers creating installations for galleries and online viewing, and live performance instrumental works with projected visuals and electronics.
For our first project we were based at Metal Culture studios in Liverpool, a fascinating location on a working railway station, in fact the oldest working passenger station in the world, where Stephenson’s Rocket departed from on its maiden voyage to Manchester.
Inevitably perhaps, the pilot project was infused with sounds and images of trains, grabbed at the time, and from archives, and an unexpected narrative on the passage of time developed.
An image from Keep, a multi-media installation for Gallery Oldham, exhibited from May to October 2015. We spent two days in the gallery’s out of use Old Library capturing sounds and images and manipulating them to bring a slice of the old building into the contemporary gallery space.
Keep was also chosen for the Greater Manchester Digital Art Exhibition 2016, for exhibition at MediaCityUK in March.
A short demo giving a hint at a future project. This extract uses enhanced real world sounds morphed with manipulated versions, and music. In a darkened space it will be coordinated with lights and images projected onto surfaces and objects.
Silvia’s Cave is a place of refuge and solace, from where to observe the world.
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