From the 3rd of February 2018 to 27 February 2018, I will attend the SIM Residency, Seljavegur in Reykjavík, Iceland. Here I intend to capture analogue photographs of the stars and aurora borealis, to develop my project "Ancient Light". Through the production of this series of photographs, I consider how light from incredibly distant stars can be captured directly onto photosensitive film. To do this I will be using a range of films, including high ISO films such as Ilford Delta 3200 and CIR/FFP infrared film. These film photographs will be then be used to produce high quality darkroom prints. I will also make use of a VLF microphone in the hope of documenting the aurora borealis through sound.
Work resulting from this residency will contribute to my practice-based research degree at the Royal College of Art. I have recently exhibited results from this project within my first two solo shows: First Light (2017) at Leeds Art University and Ancient Light (2018) at Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London. I hope to secure further solo exhibitions in 2018, and to create a small publication. On my return, I will also share results from the residency during a public lecture at the Royal College of Art on 28th February 2018, click here for details.
Why am I asking for your money?
I am looking to raise money for the production of artworks resulting from the residency, associated travel costs and the residency fee. I currently self fund my practice-based research degree, and all related projects. I am in receipt of no public funding for this venture.
Put simply, the more money I am able to raise from this crowdfunded page, the better quality of work I will be able to produce.
I hope to raise funds mainly through the sale of existing prints and a dedicated event in my studio.
Images of Prints Below:
Original Silver Gelatin Print - from my residency in Iceland (£100)
Earth Photogravure (£250)
Full Moon Photogravure £250
Andromeda Photogravure £100
Kallitype of the Moon £150
Full Moon Print on Dibond £200
Stars On Dartmoor Etching (Trees) £150
Stars on Dartmoor Etching (Chimney) £150
Cyanotype Workshop for up to 10 people £300