Stones for Dancing, Stones for Dying explores the relationship between inherited body memory and landscape. Using film, photography and sculpture the work explores how the intense residue of memory can be located through quiet gesture, landscape and the objects we carry around with us. The persistent stone-like forms in my practice over the last five years, which reflect internal and external landscapes, can be found throughout the exhibition. Yet the works persist as an open-ended dialogue between abstraction, felt experience and memory, a sort of visual poem.
The title of the exhibition is drawn from the 1953 film ‘Figures in a Landscape’, narrated by poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis, about Barbara Hepworth and her engagement with the Cornwall landscape.