The Ghost in the Machine is a meditation on witnessing. Made from the experiences of being a stranger in Yokohama whilst in residence and the encounter with a city alone at night. Witnessed but not watched, hearing but not listening, occasionally a missed step, a siren in the distance, a blink of an eye disrupts the seemingly never ending loops of video that make up the work. For this work, I had the pleasure of working with six dance students from the Kazuo Ohno School whose performances of various forms of engagement make up the mainstay of the work.

The work consists of 7 video portraits and a series of photographic prints. It was commissioned by /Slab, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, BankART Yokohama and exhibited at: A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvel s of Traveling, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK; and BankART, Yokohama, Japan

 

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