Ancestral Voices (1983)
Year: 1993Type of work:
Funding source: Commissioned by Picture This. Funded by The Arts Council Live Arts Commission and South West Arts with support from Bristol City Council and University of London.
First exhibited: 7-28 January 1994 St Nicholas Church, Bristol
Technical details: 4 screen installation
Ancestral Voices was a site-specific video commissioned by Picture This for the crypt of St Nicholas Church, Bristol.
In the absence of daylight the subterranean medieval architecture of the crypt becomes a focal point of the work – revealed by the camera and cool light of video. The space, the technology, the lone spectator – a vital part of the encounter.