Work in Progress

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Modest Crit for me – showing just 3 new pieces – these are definitely work in progress – developing the theme of ‘New/old Borders’

PIECE 1: Days of Truce

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The piece is a flat photograph from a scanned 5×4 negative of the Scottish Border set behind a clear acetate screen with 3 areas of text:

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Above: The title text from the Border meetings of the two nations to settle disputes in the 16th and 17th centuries before the union of the kingdoms.

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Above: Text from the Articles of the Union, Edinburgh, January 16, 1707

IV. ‘That all the Subjects of the united Kingdom of Great-Britain shall, from and after
the Union, have full Freedom and Intercourse of Trade and Navigation, to and from
any Port or Place within the said united Kingdom,

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Above: Text from: DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

(2)  The free movement of persons constitutes one of the fundamental freedoms of the internal market, which comprises an area without internal frontiers, in which freedom is ensured in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty.

PIECE 2: Illuminating the border

a Cardboard frame with 3 negatives suspended in a faux ‘lightbox’ format:

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The 3 negatives were taken at the English/Scottish border on a large format camera

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The negatives could be illuminated by mobile phone – which is a neat interactive idea:Aprilcritlowres-10

 

I developed this idea from:

PIECE 3: Illuminate I

I was playing with an old cheese box and an overexposed film negative – the images scratched in are figures lying in a prayer/tomb setting and come from research for the Plaguey exhibition at Newcastle Cathedral.

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