Slate Mine Lightdrawings
Light Projector and Gobo
Cumbria UK 2015
These are the first photographs that have been created as works in their own right that document a light installation by Hugo Dalton in an exhibition curated by House of The Nobleman.
The artist assembled a team including his long time collaborator the photographer Tom Mannion to push the boundaries of Dalton’s artistic practice. The chosen setting is a disused slate quarry in remote valley in North East of England. The team lugged a huge generator and projection lanterns across a river and up a mountain to create a spectacular momentary installation that interacts with the quarry’s cavernous form.
‘I wanted to catch through each photograph the idea of an intangible force of Nature reclaiming this Brutalist form created by man. In each work there is an allusion to our contemporary predicament and the hope of redemption.’ Hugo Dalton