Friday, 18 December 2015

Pictures of an exhibition

'Changing Landscapes' a solo show of sculptures and installations
KunstRaumRhein | Dornach | Switzerland
18 Sept to 21 Nov 2015

Link to a photo album [press info button in top right corner to see annotations]

Thursday, 17 December 2015


Thank you to the many people who helped Changing Landscapes come true:
  • David Priestman spontaneously came over from Hull and helped installing for a whole week. Thanks for your knowledge and ideas - it is a pleasure to work with you!
  • Benno Hungerbühler, a big thank you for carefully cutting/adjusting the 'Seascape' video - and this in the middle of the final edits to your own documentary, La Troisième Langue (!).
  • Roland Bitterli provided and installed the metal carrier, the (invisible) backbone for the projection screen and partition wall.
  • Jolanda Schaad and Stefan Weigert, thanks for your precious help on the final stretch before the opening.
  • Grateful to Gaye and Jörg Detmold, to Stefan's parents, Simon Mugier and Salare Kordy for helping with transport and much more.
  • Christoph and Marécar provided a home away from home for three islanders during the installation period.
  • Thank you to Walter Kugler for his thoughts and introductory words about my work at the opening, including a poem by Hull's Philip Larkin.
  • And last but not least, ddeimann, curator, thank you for seeing one of my airy pieces in Berlin and for being curious enough to set all this into motion!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015


Latest addition to a series called AUSLOTEN (to fathom out). Part of a family of eight 3-D drawings on display at  Changing Landscapes, a solo-show at KunstRaumRhein in Dornach, near Basel, Switzerland.

Light and nylon threads

Dimensions: 12 x 36 x 200 cm
nylon thread | light (LED) | acrylic glass | weight (metal)

Friday, 18 September 2015

Changing Landscapes

@ KunstRaumRhein in Dornach near Basel, Switzerland
18 September - 30 October 2015
link to images

Update: open until 23 November by appointment

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

plan(e)t Echinacea

Picked in the garden -
and rediscovered...
plan(e)t Echinacea...

then found that Greek ἐχῖνος (echinos) means "sea urchin"

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Pride of Hull

The evening of 2 July, on board the 'Pride of Hull' with a skibag among my luggage that raises concern when checking in... Yet two stern faces light up to broad smiles when I declare the content of the bag - and we are waved through.
8:30pm, on the Humber, it's the first time I see this stretch of the estuary from the sea - love this landscape.
And then, by sunset, we pass Spurn Point, this finger of land that separates the North Sea from the Humber Estuary - the very place 'Fr-Agile' is about. This is the site where the footage of Seascape has been recorded. And this piece is the content of the skibag...
Next morning, after a quiet night, in Rotterdam.
Ready to travel on in the heat of early July in trains that, as it turns out, are not really fit for these temperatures...

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Making work is one thing; packing and getting it ready for transport is a different kettle of fish.

Eight pieces of work magically fitted into this boot; some of them large scale.

And then...

Seascape screen wrapped into ventilation ducting - and 'trespassed' into a skibag.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Monday, 18 May 2015

Inner space

Some of what happened in the studio over the last couple of weeks. The fibres form a sphere with an open segment.
Initial pics taken at dusk in the studio.

Materials: unspun wool / nylon thread / acrylic glass
Dimensions (cm): 44 x 44 x 210

Sunday, 3 May 2015

'bubble bath'

April - the pond in our garden - seething and sizzling with life:

the frog tadpoles feed on the surface film of the pond and thus create zillions of air bubbles. A constantly changing landscape tinted by the blueness of the sky.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The blueness of the sky

A '18th century instrument designed to measure the blueness of the sky called Cyanometer'.

Sunday, 22 March 2015


Magnolia buds, captured in the garden today. Click thumbs and/or find colour images here.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

January's harvest

Japanese anemone seed heads gathered at the end of January - studio pics.
Click thumbs and find four more images in this album.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Un rien

un rien: a touch, a shade, a tiny bit
rien: nothing, (in questions) anything(!)

It is hard to capture the subtleness of this piece, light and the third dimension - or your own motion around the object - are soo vital. Yet here are some pics - click thumbs.

115mm x 183mm x 150cm
Nylon, wool, acrylic glass