Anna Lucas is an artist filmmaker and Alice Walton works with found photographic images. Both, in different ways, have honed their understanding of what happens when an image is created – when something is framed, captured, processed and presented – and what happens again when that image is looked at by a viewer.
"We share an interest in movement – and fundamentally we’re interested in how another person looks or sees, and the impossibility in ever precisely knowing or embodying that view.”
Together With Them She Went presents a series of films they have made together using Walton’s extensive found-image archive. The films are presented within sculptural installations where the use of reflective and translucent materials draw the viewer into becoming an active element of the work.
The films enact the simple gesture of turning pages of appropriated images. The movement and interaction becomes a hypnotic act of quiet activity, of shared looking and touch. The female body is a recurring subject, sometimes appearing as a sculpture on a stage or in a rehearsal space along with the elements of drapes and windows, light and shade. A seeming narrative slowly builds and ebbs through the reoccurrence of image, the illusion of physical space and the play of light on as well as in the images. This but the narrative is more about material than image, what’s alluded to off- screen as much as what unfolds on it.