Videotopia – English Themes after Claude Lorrain – 30min, single shot HDV, 2014
Working with members of the public, the film restages a sequence of paintings by 17th-century pastoral artist Claude Lorrain; layering contemporary real life characters over an idealised vision of the land and the people that populate it.
Videotopia – Sublime Intervention – 30min, single shot HDV, 2014
Videotopia – Sheep, Sun, Clouds – 30min, single shot HDV, 2014
Three 30 min single shot fixed view HD videos, developed in response to Devon landscapes and the iconographies of the picturesque and the sublime. Part of the Videotopia series, the work uses the image-frame as a theatrical stage for interventions that work the frictions between ideal and reality and explore the unrealised potentials of space. The films were commissioned for the therapeutic environment by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Trust, London, and Exeter Phoenix Media Centre.