Shadow Clock is illustrated by the shadows cast by a female body and poetically personifies time by travelling through the history and collections of Tullie House.
Using video, light, and projection I challenge our perception of time and the way we feel time. Using the shadows projected from my body I have created a clock. Shadow Clock also poetically personifies time by travelling through the history and eras of the collections of Tullie House. During the exhibition, the audience will be invited to create their own shadow clocks. These shadow clocks will be recorded and composed to create a collective clock as a way of archiving the time given to Tullie House from its audience.
As an artist I am interested in the expectations forced upon society and the idea of femininity. I seek to discover how social constructs of femininity are embedded in culture, art and time. In particular, I am interested in ideas of temporality, ownership and possession, and the ways in which these ideas have become associated with femininity.
Through the manipulation of light, shadow and time Shadow Clock questions our control over what we observe. The personification of time explores the history and eras of the collections of Tullie House. It also explores feelings, perceptions and definitions of time.
The ‘collective shadow clock’, that the audience is invited to create and participate in will be a composition of collective video recordings, will visually represent an archive of the time given to Tullie House from its audience.
Source is a development lab for emerging Cumbrian Artists working alongside Cumbrian Cultural Organisations, artists and curators. Led by Signal Film and Media in partnership with Cumbria Museum Consortium.