Plus Ultra (Go Further Beyond)
Project & installation of video, sculpture and text
Rich Mix, London E1
Rich Mix approached me to mount a solo exhibition in early 2012, which opened a year later in January 2013. The exhibition presented a narrative fiction loosely based on the story of Don Quixote, told through a new 20 minute video work and objects from the video displayed in the gallery. It is a story of one man's doomed utopian voyage, and a consideration of questions of geographic, economic and intellectual expansionism in relation to London today, viewed entirely from its waterways.
The year between the commission and exhibition was a period of extended research with amateur urban ecologists around the River Lea, East London. I later wrote about this experience and its complex influence on the eventual exhibition in the paper New Found Land, published in the peer-reviewed Artefact journal. Read it in full here.
The text component of the installation was entitled 'Notes on the Exhibition' and can be found in full here.