The identity of a space is revealed through photographs and video works. A domestic passageway, a public underground staircase, an empty market hall. All transient, and all suspended in time. What isn’t communicated is their significance. Why are we presented with these representations, what events have occurred here and why are they important? Each space is loaded with potential, yet what the imagery reveals is an empty gesture. Trapped in limbo, the works are about time but are in the same instance out of time – isolated and endless. The stillness of the imagery entices the viewer to search for something, so that they can form a connection between what they can see and what is missing.
The suspension of a moment allows the space depicted to be comprehended, analyzed, clarified and considered. This often leads to the projection of oneself in to the spaces, so that they alone become the presence in these otherwise mechanical, sterile and objective scenes. The traces of human activity in these temporal imprisonments are revealed. A discarded newspaper, a smear of graffiti, a broken window. All suggesting an action yet not allowing a full and comprehensive understanding of the places portrayed.