Margate Pier 2011

Film installation

In an allusion to the story of JMW Turner observing a storm at sea while lashed to a mast, a redundant Railtrack CCTV camera was mounted on a buoy and stationed out at sea by by the local yacht club where the end of the long lost Margate Jetty would have been.
Looking back towards Turner Contemporary on the day that it opened to the public, the filmed image transmitted back to land magnified the gentle motion of the waves to create an unsettling projection of the rocking coastline and gallery. The installation was a collaboration with artist Nicole Molette's Kent Cultural Baton project.



Vintage postcard


CCTV image


CCTV image


The camera