Originally I intended to voyage into a Pyrenean cave with the artist Anonymous Bosch. We were hoping to make take a series of pinhole photographs and planned to travel with a generator, laptop computer and video projector. We’d stay a few nights and cast images onto the walls of the cave, derived from a selection of Pyrenean postcards and folkloric costumes I’d collected over the years.
Instead, I suffered a near fatal motorbike accident on the Old Kent Road the night before we were supposed to leave. So we relocated the project to some caves in Hastings, which, rather like a Narnian fantasy, were accessible via an arch through a friend’s living room and a door into their bathroom. The subterranean cave on the South Coast was to become the new oracle for the work, a portal between two worlds.
Anonymous Bosch took photographs in the A&E of Kings College Hospital shortly after the accident. We then worked with sounds and artefacts pertaining to both the original proposal and the revised one and along with a short film presented them as part of HOUSE 2013 in Brighton.