Thoughts on my recent Glasgow residency.

Three Pieces in the Shape of…2013

My recent residency at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow led me to create a site-specific installation which spilled out from the studio to the original entrance stairwell (currently used as a fire escape).

With a back-projected video looking out from a window and paper works hidden behind a screen, the work became both public and private. The sculptural quality of the stairwell installation–as noted by Modern Edinburgh Film School curator Alex Hetherington–was echoed in the studio installation. Film academic and writer Sarah Neely described the sound as “cinematic” which resonated in all of the spaces.

Activating the stairwell felt like an interesting conversation with the ghosts of the past which included the CCA’s predecessor The Third Eye Centre, founded in 1972 and described by the UK Guardian as “a shrine to the avant garde.”

I loved my time there which allowed me a rare opportunity to explore my multi-channel ambitions. An article for international moving image journal, MIRAJ–which will also include my upcoming show at Mills College Art Museum–is forthcoming.

Here is a link to an installation clip and the videos

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