The Reveal, 2012 – 2013
Work resulting from a residency at Street House Excavations, Loftus, North Yorkshire alongside archaeologist Stephen Sherlock
Exhibited as The Reveal at Class 1 Gallery, The Saltburn School alongside work by fellow AIR Sarah Riseborough Residency established as part of Rednile’s Factory Nights programme
A response to the small, defined, but interconnected dig territory. Two and a half weeks with archaeologists and volunteers, walking in from Staithes most days. Pieces record specific details within and around the Street House site – Heather recolonising the alum mines and cliff tops; An incongruous boulder; A cut in the ground, proof of Romans; A tree, near a spring, where there was a farm, on former borderland, where gallows swung upon a tumulus. The light passing, the wind rocking the portakabin. It’s stab at communicating the experience of spending time with people who point at things that aren’t there and talk about them as though they are.