Ferne Nähe - The Distant Near
multi-part installation at aspex gallery, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Old Guardrooms at Gunwharf as part of my show the distant near
200m of textile
The images were
taken along the coast and out at sea in Norway, Germany and England.
Before modern technology, the distance from the boat to the horizon line
was the synonym for the realm of communication.
Boathouse 4 is an important
place of early industrial manufacturing, a property within the dockyard
of Portsmouth next to the first icon of the Commonwealth, Lord
I collaborate with the workers of the
shipyard, assembling a large intricate structure, as an interwoven knot
floating in the spacious hall - a gently swinging, translucent landmark
and point of orientation, heavy and light at the same time.
With thanks to Art Space Portsmouth, The English Arts Council and The Danish Arts Council.