Every year Ginny and I go down to the Goose Fair to walk around and soak up the atmosphere, smell the air, see the spectacle. Its a rough, noisy, angry, smelly thing.
It stimulates and excites but it doesn’t satisfy.
I have photographed it many times and tried, and failed, to paint it with traditional materials. Knowing that digital video and computer editing programmes were becoming available at affordable prices, I felt that video would be the way to capture the chaotic experience, to reveal the underlying beauty of the modern fairground.
Painting with light.
Chaos is, of course, not what we have here.
The title is convenient but ironic.
What we are presented with is the opposite of chaos - symmetry.
Where the fairground is brash - a cacophony of visual and aural noise, -
Here we have a nocturne -
Symmetry, music, light and movement together, grace, order, beauty.
Just as the Impressionist painters...