Tomorrow, Saturday 22 October, as a key component of the Inland Art Festival in Redruth Cornwall, pleased to announce a live video installation that symbolically examines the mechanism employed by miners used to reach the tin below Redruth. The Man Engine was an ingenious method to travel below but one that was inherently dangerous as can be recalled from the nearby disaster at Levant mine in 1919, abstractly depicted in Peter Lanyon’s 1953 work St. Just.
The installation and live performance will projection map the underside of one of the massive arches of the Redruth viaduct on the Penzance to London main line railway. From a podium below the viaduct I will pre-recorded video, animations and images with live drawing and animation. accompanied by the sounds of of Cornish mining and its machinery.