This collaboration seeks to engage in a dialogue. Sophie is from Wales but currently lives in England and Phil is from England currently living in Wales. With this they both share an understanding of re-location, travel and distance from ‘home’.
Currently the work is in response to Sophie’s residency for the Cardiff Cycle Festival. Both Phil and Sophie use cycling as a key mode of transport. By combining photographs on their travels, found images of the locations from the past, landscape references to contours, signage found en-route and colours derived from those journeys only they aim to communicate dislocation from their homeland by discovering the nuances of their new homes.
I have been working with Philip Cheater over the last 4 years as we were at university together and set up Red Door 44 in Swansea with a number of other artists. However, we are in discussions about working on a collaborative project.
I have a keen interest in graphics and Phil has been training me on Illustrator over the last few months. However, I wanted to pursue a collaborative project based on journey and dislocation from 'home'. I am from Wales and currently live in England and Phil is from England currently living in Wales. This creates an interesting dialogue.
Will keep you posted.