Last week I was invited to take part in the Access week at Pembroke College, Oxford. The programme is a week-long, intensive introduction to the academic world for school leavers. The calibre of students and their response was extremely impressive and thought provoking.
Dr Peter Claus, who is responsible for establishing the programme and related educational hubs around the country, invited members of the Sculpting with Light team to speak about the developments so far. I gave a talk with Dr Giles Gasper on medieval and modern cosmology, explaining my practice and the developments of the project so far.
As an extra challenge, I was invited to install an impromtu sculptural piece in the Chapel. It was a real treat to try out some ideas with a fast paced deadline in a very unusual space. They were keen for me to be daring and I did just that with intentionally limited materials and a very rough concept, proving that limitations can indeed work to our advantage. The above images are the result of the week long installation of 'Ether'. Ether is constructed of 12km of nylon thread which weaves in and around the chapel. The video projected through the piece gives the illusion of an etherial substance floating before you, with the circles of light following you as you move.