The work I currently producing involves translating
experiences of the real world into the hyper-real world of the
miniature. The small world gives me an opportunity to have, to
control and to explore a situation and more importantly share it
with the viewer. A principle fascination with the process involves
making a fleeting moment permanent, allowing it to be analysed and
become poetic in a cinematic sense. The model removes us in scale
but pulls us into an intimate jewel-like situation. In recreating an
event I take possession of it, and in combination with the
miniaturisation of it we are distanced from it and as Gaston
Bachelard states: “ We possess from afar, and how peacefully.”
Recent projects have resulted in short digital films that borrow
heavily from cinema, but I often show the model by itself. When I
show the model I relinquish some of the control that I have over the
viewer, instead of dictating how the viewer approaches and
experiences the model, they are free to discover it for themselves.
The model welcomes the viewer to suspend his belief and breathe life
into the dead model, which flutters between reality and unreality.
The viewer projects his memory and imagination upon the
re-enactment, creating his own personal space.