The idea of Lost Spaces originated in a 2005 CD design collaboration between myself and French musician, Jean-Pierre Rudolph. The album entitled ‘Amkina Muhmala’ (Arabic for Lost Spaces) reprised themes of lost and abandoned spaces that lie hidden behind the facade of cities and towns, principally in urban France.
For the past year I have embarked upon a personal exploration of lost spaces, voids and abandoned places in and around my home town of Macclesfield.
Through photography, print and collage I am continuing the process of discovering forms of expression in which to articulate our sense of space and how we relate to the places around us.
The term ‘negative space’ is often talked about in art as the areas in between form and structure, but out of these emerge new forms; positive, found spaces.
The themes echo within all of us, and our personal lost spaces – loss, abandonment, insecurity – are often places we travel through to discover transformed spaces.
This is a new collaboration with an ensemble comprising poet, sculptor, film maker and musicians, to create a new, multi-faceted space within our studio.