A series of computer generated videos featuring Enlightenment
English landscape paintings (Constable and Gainsborough) in
combination with home-video footage of American storms. The
sky from the paintings has been digitally removed and replaced
with the storm video footage. Initially the 'paintings' convince
but gradually one becomes aware of the images’ constructed
appearance and the picture plane is disrupted: the perspective
and ‘deep space’ of the genre are eroded and we
are offered new, unsettling horizons.
New Horizons video series has been
included in many exhibitions including The
Deceleration Project 2004, held in a regeneration zone
in Spitalfields, London and at The Lux, 2000.