‘I have a history of cruising the Devon and Cornwall Coast in the gaff rigged cutter ‘Jouissance’. I have kept logbooks, made art, and speculated on the possibility of developing a form for a voyage installation.
A chance encounter with Belgrave St Ives Director, Michael Gaca, on the staircase at the London Art Fair has originated yet another presentational form.
Following the ‘Cluster’, and the ‘Square Yard’, Michael has now added the ‘Conceptual Voyage’: Dartmouth – Salcombe, Polperro – Fowey, St Michael’s Mount – Penzance, Zennor – St Ives’. With the ‘Conceptual Voyage’ Michael has provided a matrix capable of structuring units of time – a 22-day voyage in 22 parts, which records 22 days of sailing and of exploring the South West Coast.
Each day of the Voyage is marked by a vertical unit recovered from a marine paint-testing programme. All the vertical units have survived severe testing for long periods under water. They could be seen within the conceptual frame as articulating a water level as well as a period of time. Above these conceptual units, is the voyage hung as a narrative sequence.
The last image is of a logbook in a glass box, which brings the voyage to its conclusion.’
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