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Concrete Nature

On our last trip out to Montauk Point, we visit Camp Hero which lies next to the Lighthouse. Again, the parallels with Orford Ness are striking. Camp Hero, like the Ness, was a strategic military defence station looking east from […]

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Two sets of eyes

Felicity and I have decided to make another short film to accompany the one we made at Orfordness Lighthouse in June. So we spend the time we have at Montauk Point Lighthouse capturing moving image material in and around the […]

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Back to the Light

I feel a bit like a moth to a flame. The rotating light at Montauk Point Lighthouse is mesmerising. I could watch it for hours. Felicity and I return to it with cameras charged and ready. The current light is […]

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Group work at Danisinni
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Ingruttati Palermo, Manifesta12

Diary of my experience taking part in a project as part of Manifesta12. The related exhibition ran from 27 July – 4 November 2018

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Beach clean up

We’ve been put in touch with Dell Cullum a photographer, conservationist, activist and animal rescuer whose family has lived for several generations in Amagansett, the next town west of Montauk. Early every morning Dell goes to his local beach and […]

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A Tale of Two Lights

The approach to Montauk Point Lighthouse is strikingly different to that of Orfordness Lighthouse. At the Ness the structure punctuates the horizon, seen from miles inland and public access is very limited. Here at Montauk Point, the lighthouse isn’t visible […]

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Meme mutations

It’s just over two weeks until the opening of ‘PooR life by dog people’ at Transition Two Gallery, a two-person show of new individual and collaborative work by myself and Owen G Parry, funded by an a-n creative bursary 2018. […]

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Leeds Creative Labs: Biological Sciences 2nd Edition

The programme brings together arts & creative industry professionals and academics from the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds in individual Labs to talk and explore, with no brief other than to see what happens.

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Coastal waters

We meet up with three different people who have long-term knowledge of the coastal waters at Montauk Point to ask about change in the area. First we meet with Professor Arthur (Artie) Kopelman. He teaches sustainability at The Fashion Institute of […]

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Michael Jackson: On The Wall

Time Can Be A Villain or a Friend, Hank Willis Thomas, 2009 The initial use of the bursary has funded me to travel to London, where Owen and the gallery space are based. Being based in Plymouth, finding the time and […]

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Image: Owen G. Parry, 2016
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Fascinating Fandoms: Owen G. Parry & Beth Emily Richards

A blog by artist Owen G. Parry, recipient of an a-n Professional Development Bursary 2018 to enable dialogues and collaboration with Plymouth based Artist Beth Emily Richards around their mutual fascination with fandoms, alt-communities and Michael Jackson’s Penis.

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Lie of the land

I meet up with Felicity in her studio in Chelsea, New York. She talks about dismay of daily news of Trump reversing previous pro-ecological measures. She is keen for us to meet up with people in the Montauk area who […]

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Birds eye view

I’m on my way to the USA (thank you a-n Artist Bursary!) and this is the view out of the window twenty minutes before I land. It’s Montauk Point, the most easterly point of Long Island, and where Felicity and […]

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To the High Light

Felicity and I review our images, film and field notes from the past week. We have a lot of overlap; I think we tend to be drawn to the same visual imagery even without discussion. So we set about sifting […]

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To the lighthouse

The next day, we take another boat across to the Ness, this time with Orfordness Lighthouse Trust to visit the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was decommissioned in 2013 by Trinity House. Although the building is Grade II listed, the remoteness of location, […]

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A strange land

The day arrives when we can take the ferry onto Orford Ness. Entry and movement around the Ness is strictly controlled to protect the marshland and shingle habitat, and to avoid the public finding unexploded ordnance left from successive testing […]

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A precarious position

The next day, we walked from Aldeburgh to the northern end of Orford Ness by Slaughden. Here, the distance between the North Sea shingle shore and the marsh of the River Alde is a matter of metres.  We saw a […]

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From afar

Orford Ness is a spit of shingle precariously attached at the north end at Slaughden, near Aldeburgh. It is the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe and best preserved in Britain largely due to control in visitor numbers by the […]

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Commonalities

Felicity told me about the most easterly part of Long Island: Montauk Point. I started to find out about the area and was struck by a number of commonalities with Orford Ness, an area in Suffolk that has fascinated me […]

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