In ‘Above Our Horizon’, we see the artist don a carnival mask of a bird’s head, whose exaggerated size and features hint at an uncanny reality being portrayed on screen: a hybrid of our known and shared world, and a dream world. The work, presented as an installation comprising a projection, a monitor, a photograph and small watercolour paintings, touches on the elemental. It encompasses the sea, the air, which is criss-crossed by the flight of birds and bats and dotted with stars, a “sea salt whirlwind”, fire and a burned hill, as well as fish, which is grilled alive to provide sustenance. The voiceover mentions “our letters resting on her wooden bedroom soil”. Running through it all is the metallic, earthy aroma of blood.
Above Our Horizon