The Swimmer/The Storm/The Home (2014-2015,to be completed Spring 2016)

Ned Merrill: I'm swimming home.
Shirley Abbott: You're what?
Ned Merrill: Pool by pool, across the county. They form a river all the way to our house.
The Swimmer, 1968

‘I want you to live with the waterfall, not just to look at it, but for it to become an integral part of your lives.’
Frank Lloyd Wright on living in 'Fallingwater', 1935

'We all were sea-swallow'd, though some cast again, And by that destiny to perform an act'.
The Tempest, 1610

"My artist-led research into the processes and limitations of adaptation, translation and fidelity in contemporary art, continues in this project, utilising performance and video, based on the adaptation of three separate texts into one. Purposely intersecting with cinematic history, architectural theory and performativity, the texts for adaptation are: the Frank Perry film The Swimmer (1968), Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural landmark 'Fallingwater' (1935), and Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Peter Greenaway’s film adaptation Prospero’s Books (1991).

Asking how architecture adapts to cinema, 'The Swimmer/The Storm/The Home' also questions the intersection of modernity and masculinity through the icons of heroism and a central motif of water, which acts as a possible vehicle for redemption.”

BBC_image Act 2 (3): A Soft October Night, installation photo, at Storkyrkabadet, as part of Prufrock (in three acts), 2014. Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris with Centre for Inefficiency (Clara Isaksson, Ulrika Lublin and Joanna Nordin)