If it wasn’t for the ‘ouses inbetween

January 2018 / Loudest Whispers – Peace and Activism, St Pancras Hospital, London NW1
Collaged digital prints

These works all use photo-collage to meddle with the site of my home. It was thrilling to be able to drag my house away from the neighbours and introduce a grove of trees into the space simply by wielding a stanley knife.

The title, If it wasn’t for the ‘ouses in between, refers to a cockney music-hall song about the power of imagination to transcend the limits of physical space:

‘with a ladder and some glasses you could see to Hackney Marshes if it wasn’t for the ‘ouses in between’ – Gus Elen, 1890s.