MEMORY (2019)

Ultra High Definition Video Installation
11 mins 56 secs

MEMORY draws the audience into an appreciation of the contrasts of geological time and a human life span; of neurological processes and geological processes; and unexpected similarities between micro and macro perspectives.

Subterranean panoramas of caves are juxtaposed with extraordinary aerial views of Somerset and time-lapse confocal imagery inside a fly.

These enigmatic images are given further authority by voice-overs that tell of pilots caught between life and death, traversing the air above the earth, some able to reflect back on their hard-won experiences, some forever silenced.

MEMORY features compelling stories told by former RAF pilot Dave Linney and wartime historian Robbert Turner.

Timelapse confocal microscopy imagery provided William Constance & Darren Williams, Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London.

Music and sound design by award winning composer, Dominik Scherrer.

Commissioned by Somerset Art Works. Funded by Arts Council England.

MEMORY is the first film from CONSCIOUS, a multi-platform project bringing together the diverse, subjective perspectives of scientists and ordinary people, whose stories unwrap layers of thinking and preconceptions about individual and collective consciousness.

Fog In My Head Credits


Conscious image


Fog in my head image


Hallucinations image


Memory image

MEMORY, 2019

Lucida image

Lucida, 2017

Obscura image

Obscura, 2014

Still point image

Still Point, 2012

A Hundred Seas Rising image

A Hundred Seas Rising, 2012

Sleep Walk Sleep Talk image

Sleep Walk Sleep Talk, 2009

Interval 2 image

Interval II, 2008

Tomorrow image

Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address, 2008

Interval image

Interval, 2007

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