Assembly is a series of site-specific installations that perform Muslim prayer spaces, comprising of 1:1 scaled moving floor projections with 5.1-surround sound. As the audience enters each prayer site the projection is activated, revealing a pre-recorded film of congregational prayer. The digital moving image hovers improbably above its ‘real’ counterpart, providing an opportunity to experience prayer in situ, via the site-performance.
Siting cinema visually explores the cinema space as ‘site’ through a series of film installations made in independent art cinemas across the UK. The primary experience of watching and the secondary experience of representing are merged, through a machine that records the space in the past and acts in the present. The artwork has two roles: one to locate (anchor the audience within the cinema space) and the other to disorientate (see the cinema space in a new way).
Screen space explores the space between site and it’s representation. iPads are mounted on motorised tracks that creak and squeak following their designated path. As the iPad moves over the static architectural site, the exact representation in scale is seen on the screen. The screen’s scanning movement simultaneously conceals and reveals the real architectural site below.
Moving site/sight forces the audience to actively look, engage and experience the empty white cube gallery space as the object of art. A 360-degree recording device turns both vertically and horizontally in synchronized time, allowing the choreographed movement of the camera to record every detail of the site. The mechanical rig explores the architectural space as an extension of the body as the gallery space is transformed into ‘activated’ live space.