DWELL 18.5:1 was first shown at the Dark Nights exhibition at CAST in Helston. Dwell 1.85:1 engages the viewer directly in a cinematic landscape. As they enter a pool of light the viewer’s image appears on the screen. International voices are heard, people talking about their place in the universe in response to the question… ‘what do you feel when cold and all alone in a winters field you gaze into a clear night sky?’
Jesse Leroy Smith and Faye Dobinson /Artists: ‘Roger’s work is conceived with a profound love of the mediums of light and cinema and from a truthful engagement with people. In a recent installed work (The Dark Rooms) he used the lush, generous archetypal imagery of roads and mountains and fused them with familiar landmarks, creating an immersive collective experience.
The sound of visitors wandering through the room melded with the layered soundtrack of testimonials concerning the night sky. Their body language reflected their wonder as they emerged from darkness and realised that they were the subject within the specatcle of film.
The camaraderie and invention of collaboration is inherent in Roger’s work and process, while his intuitive rapport with both artists and the public make him a joy to work with.’