by Tony Sinden
Ancestral Voices was a site-specific video commissioned by Picture This for the crypt of St Nicholas Church, Bristol.
In the absence of daylight the subterranean medieval architecture of the crypt becomes a focal point of the work - revealed by the camera and cool light of video. The space, the technology, the lone spectator - a vital part of the encounter.
|Colour / B&W|
17-28 January 1994
St Nicholas Church, Bristol
Commissioned by Picture This. Funded by The Arts Council Live Arts Commission and South West Arts with support from Bristol City Council and University of London.
Sinden's practice spanned four decades of substantial production, experiment and exhibition.