Recollections of industry, fabrication and the mechanical arts provided the foundation for
As a child, the seemingly endless mechanised space of my father’s workshop, and all the visual
and sonic activity contained within, became augmented through my imagination.
Each time I would visit the workshop, an expansive palate of sights and sounds seemed to
unfold, where work tools, the look, shapes and sounds of these tools and the spaces surrounding
them provided vehicles of discovery… Tools became toys, articulating the imagined.
The workshop was a place of motion, industry and invention…Positioned within dense foliage
(and home to much birdlife), I was not surprised to find that my recollections of the workshop
were entwined with images of its surrounds.
Throughout the work, intersecting patterns, gestures and spaces are presented to the
viewer/ observer, modulating between the abstract and the concrete…Images are plotted, and
sights and sounds unravel as recollection and chimera become fused.
The material heard, and footage seen in the piece was generated from recordings and film of toy
tools, real tools, imagined spaces and real spaces, all of which attempt to typify some of the
images and sonorities found within an environment of fabrication, invention and imagination.
This video participates in
CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival
LAB program series
the video participates in
CologneOFF II – image vs music