Mary in the Castle, Hastings. 20 September – 4 October 2009
A collaboration between SoCo, (South
Coast Artists) & Phg, (Photo Hub Group)
"exploring shifting layers of time, space & cultural change
between East Hill & Glyne Gap".
Part of Coastal
Phg: Michael Arnold
Alex Brattell Mel Brewer Louise Kenward Fiona Mersh Mary Morris Lesley
Parkinson Claire Richardson Karen Rooney Steve Rutter. SoCo: Neville
Austen Patrick Burton Nicky Clarke Lesley Cornish David Fowler Jill
Hartman Gill Knight Rachel Lever Jen Painter Carly Ralph David Reeve
Brian Rybolt Charlotte Snook Megan Williams Jean Davey Winter.
East Hill to Glyne Gap, 27 August 2009
edge is always with us as a glamour which may be seen but not
Contact is traditionally made by means of symbol and ritual.
Here, the symbol is a line in space. The ritual is a physical
transition, a walk from East to West.
The date was chosen for the half moon, a point of balance between
the visible and the invisible.
Photography was the means of recording. Representation was determined
by the digital capture workflow (sRGB). Focal length was not fixed.
Images were made to a formula of 2 fields joined (or separated)
by a line symbolising Edge.
Each image is 6” by 2”; half the traditional ‘snapshot’
enprint, the visible half of the work.
All considerations of physical subject matter, colour and texture
were left to ‘chance’, as in the practice of scrying
120 images were compiled into a hanging banner intended as a readout
that could be seen in a similar way to a seismograph, an electrocardiograph
or a telex tape; an arcane diagram open to technical, aesthetic
or instinctive interpretation.