‘Casualty’, Installation Performance at Circulation Recording Studios, Darlington (2002)

My concerns in this work sought to locate the status of painted objects as the central subject and focus. Electing to use installation as an appropriate mode of representation offered an opportunity for me to explore the potential for adopting more performance based approaches and acquire expertise in the use of time based media. Selecting the term ‘Casualty’ as a working title seemed to encapsulate the side-lined status of painting in the process of repositioning itself and/or repositioned by digital technologies.

Many thanks to ‘Circulation Recording Studios’ in Darlington for their willingness to gift their music and sound studio for this performance event, David Allinson for negotiating the deal, Alec at ‘Studio Projective (NL)’ for making the digital drawings as 35 mm slides and Jeannette Martin for the colour of her classical singing voice. This event was immense fun and the dense fog that descended on this cold December night made sure that the audience really was invested.

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