Cal-1 (Remote Pilot Piece)
Shown in: CALDEWGATE 1991-2015
17-30 July 2015 – Newcastle Street, CA2 5UH Carlisle, Cumbria
Hearing that my old Art College was being replaced prompted a period of reflection on my time there, the type of work I was making and the memories that the building must hold for everyone who studied and became artists there.
I revisited the building (twenty years later) and captured my struggle to re-navigate the space as I flew a camera drone through the building. The recording of this event presents the building, its traditions and history as something that is becoming transitory and un-tangible.
Note, the soundtrack is for the web version only, this presents silently in a gallery situation. I composed it using Alvin Lucier’s ‘Hartford Memory Space’ strategy, based upon a memory of the sound of the drone flying through the empty building.