s[H]elf I

Video installation with live presence

Activities: Removal of silver from mirror; ‘Drawing’ of video image with diamond point onto glass of monitor.

Duration: 4 days November 1998 Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge

Taking material from the tidal site of a wrecked cargo boat at Prawle Point in Devon, the piece involved two elements:

Video footage of water entering the boat through a hatch projected on to a mirror, the silver of which was gradually scrapped away, allowing the image to partially pass through the glass and finally meet its other half - echoing the passage of the water itself.

Video footage shot underwater at the site was 'drawn’ with a diamond point on to the glass surface of the monitor.

Commissioned by Performulate

Supported by Arts Council of England, Research and Development Award.