Wales / 8m 54s / 2008
Humanity’s dream of flight came true. So what are we dreaming now? That we have not stopped dreaming is clear enough. Appeals and references to the dream abound all around us while work like Richard Powell’s indicates that the reality has simply given the dream new ideas and experiences around which to coalesce. We dream on and now projected through new realities, actualities which didn’t exist before, not even in the imagination, its hold upon us is as strong as ever.
My presence here is a case of an accidental video maker, or rather a video maker as an extension of the material world practice. A case of a sculptor as an accidental performer or rather the performance as an extension of the sculptures existence and purpose. Follow where it goes, engage with what it is, a doctrine of sorts, one that’s neither passive nor concluded.
Richard Powell is based in Cardiff.