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-__The Black Friar__ ​[2013]+WORKS 2009 - 2013 > 
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 In 1275 the Dominican Friars of London moved their priory from Holborn, to a location between the Thames and Ludgate Hill. In 1538, it was closed during Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. Much later, in 1875, the Black Friar public house was built there, upon the original site of the 13th century Dominican Friary. __The Black Friar__ proposes a relationship between the speculative language employed by the redevelopment of these areas, and the form of the hypnosis script. The pre-emptive voice in the work suggests a movement between archaeological pasts and futures, located beneath the site of a stopped clock. ​ In 1275 the Dominican Friars of London moved their priory from Holborn, to a location between the Thames and Ludgate Hill. In 1538, it was closed during Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. Much later, in 1875, the Black Friar public house was built there, upon the original site of the 13th century Dominican Friary. __The Black Friar__ proposes a relationship between the speculative language employed by the redevelopment of these areas, and the form of the hypnosis script. The pre-emptive voice in the work suggests a movement between archaeological pasts and futures, located beneath the site of a stopped clock. ​
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-__THE MIRACLE METHODS SERIES: Distance ​Readers__ ​[2012] ​+THE MIRACLE METHODS SERIES: Distance ​Readers ​[2012] ​
  
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 1 - 2 min per episode, HD, colour, silent; public broadcast and information screens 1 - 2 min per episode, HD, colour, silent; public broadcast and information screens
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 __THE MIRACLE METHODS SERIES__ is a series of episodes that consider the nature of the game and the forecast. __Distance Readers__ comprises four silent moving-images. At the centre of each '​Reader is a game where four winds – East, South, West, and North - are indicated as players and oracles. A '​distance reader'​ is also a term used within the context of card-sharping and the act of marking cards to cheat, where it is the defocusing of the eyes to spot fluid residue on an opponent’s distant cards. The '​readers'​ are regular players in a Mah Jong group in Weymouth, in whose sessions I participated over a period of 5 months. The work was first shown as an intervention between adverts and travel-updates on council information screens in bus-stops, libraries and other public buildings, and screened between broadcasts on large-scale BBC screens, installed on the beach in Weymouth for the Maritime Olympics. It developed from __A Luminous Reader__, a performance for Lucky PDF TV at Frieze Projects in 2011. __THE MIRACLE METHODS SERIES__ is a series of episodes that consider the nature of the game and the forecast. __Distance Readers__ comprises four silent moving-images. At the centre of each '​Reader is a game where four winds – East, South, West, and North - are indicated as players and oracles. A '​distance reader'​ is also a term used within the context of card-sharping and the act of marking cards to cheat, where it is the defocusing of the eyes to spot fluid residue on an opponent’s distant cards. The '​readers'​ are regular players in a Mah Jong group in Weymouth, in whose sessions I participated over a period of 5 months. The work was first shown as an intervention between adverts and travel-updates on council information screens in bus-stops, libraries and other public buildings, and screened between broadcasts on large-scale BBC screens, installed on the beach in Weymouth for the Maritime Olympics. It developed from __A Luminous Reader__, a performance for Lucky PDF TV at Frieze Projects in 2011.
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-__A+X+M__ [2010]+A+X+[2010]
  
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 9 min 45 sec, DV, colour, stereo 9 min 45 sec, DV, colour, stereo
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 __A + X + M__ was filmed and subsequently installed in the print-workshop at Wimbledon College of Art. An unseen narrator, also the print-technician,​ recalls standing on the rooftop of a building, witness to the coming of an event of epic proportion. In another scene, a conversation next to a photo-exposure unit is remembered. In yet another, a game or many games, are played. There are always three winners. The script of the film was produced in parallel to a chemical process developing photo-etch plates - details of video stills taken from Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet'​s film collaboration 'Last Year at Marienbad'​ [1961]. Light entering through interior and exterior windows in the workshop is filtered through UV-stop amber gels, and the film is projected on a loop in a room behind the etch-baths. __A + X + M__ was filmed and subsequently installed in the print-workshop at Wimbledon College of Art. An unseen narrator, also the print-technician,​ recalls standing on the rooftop of a building, witness to the coming of an event of epic proportion. In another scene, a conversation next to a photo-exposure unit is remembered. In yet another, a game or many games, are played. There are always three winners. The script of the film was produced in parallel to a chemical process developing photo-etch plates - details of video stills taken from Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet'​s film collaboration 'Last Year at Marienbad'​ [1961]. Light entering through interior and exterior windows in the workshop is filtered through UV-stop amber gels, and the film is projected on a loop in a room behind the etch-baths.
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-__My voice belongs to you__ [2010]+My voice belongs to you [2010]
  
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 __My voice belongs to you__ draws on a series of reconfigured hypnosis scripts to propose a silent, persistent voice. There is a suggestion of the experience of speech in trance. The work borrows from auto-hypnosis models, in which a text may be recorded and rehearsed at home. __My voice belongs to you__ draws on a series of reconfigured hypnosis scripts to propose a silent, persistent voice. There is a suggestion of the experience of speech in trance. The work borrows from auto-hypnosis models, in which a text may be recorded and rehearsed at home.
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