To The Lighthouse, (length 10 minutes, silent), shown at Newlyn Gallery (2002), Wild Dog (2004)
With an atmosphere of apparent timelessness, the silence and slow motion of the camera (the author/subject/gaze) moves across the tiny figures at Godrevy, passing a young child, and settling on the image of Virginia Woolf’s lighthouse.
My work tries to deal with the unrepresentable; experimenting with various notions of presence and absence. Most of my work is based around the female body, and re-representation of the maternal. Referencing Woolf’s work, the repetition of the lighthouse image is one of return – the constant return to the mother, and the question of her subjecthood, and entry into the symbolic.
Coming soon: this video will be available on-line.