Sunset Sheerness

Fifteen people found on the internet were taken on trip to watch the sunset by artist's house.

My practice started out by working to create participatory platforms—often taking the form of ephemeral journeys. In the work Sunset Sheerness, I took 15 strangers sourced from the Internet to experience the sunset together. The work manifested itself both in the action and memory of the participants, and in a subsequent film. The notion of the “sunset” as a traditional painted subject was used to define a starting point for the event. I wanted to question the solipsistic qualities of an artistic vision through a group sharing of such an experience, all the while recognising that my authorial voice and hand could not be altogether eliminated.