Projections

Back_of_the_Neck_Projection

In late 2011 and early 2012 I did a playful experiment with artist Anonymous Bosch where I went through boxes of discarded old projector slides and selected ones that interested me. We then set up an old slide projector to project images onto my body. These were captured on video and in photographs. Projecting images onto other images, essentially, has been a key part of my practice.

Projections

It’s easy to pick it apart
when it’s not right
If I felt he was there
I wouldn’t complain of absence
He’s not there
even when he’s next to me
He’s only with me
when he feels he’s going to lose me,
It’s selfish
I’m feeding something in him
His role is to never be good enough
Life is never meant to be good enough
I’m caught in your
subjective qualitative
crossfire
Dealing with projections
Indirectly dealing with
the person

I collaborated with Clare Smith, as part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail 2013. We did a show called Transparency. For it, I made prints of the work done with Anonymous Bosch onto transparent plastic. I then curated the work, with a couple of other mixed media pieces (a notebook and a large glass bottle filled with objects) within the Red Lion Pub in Leytonstone, responding to the décor and Clare’s work within the space.