To The Lighthouse
Inspired by Virgina Woolf's book of the same name, 'To the Lighthouse' is a new collaboration between painter Ruth Philo and sound artist Stuart Bowditch. They were attracted to Orford Ness, and the lighthouse, as almost mythical places, and were keen to discover what lay inside before the building is lost to the sea. The film brings together their two practices for the first time, as an experiment, and has tried to capture the sense of being safe inside the protective building whilst also being surrounded by the forbidden and wild ness on which it sits. A world within an underworld.
Supported generously by grove projects, the first exhibition of the works featured a film in the main gallery and light based installations in the shed and pantry.
April - July 2016 >> The Big Screen, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
19th September 2015 >> grove, Bury St.Edmunds