'Henson is part of an important group of artists creating new and inventive relationships between cinema and the urban space.' Donna Close, Director White Night, Brighton and Hove City Council
Commissions: ANTI Festival 2009, Brighton Festival 2010 and Up the Wall Festival, Chester 2010, Cairo Downtown Arts Festival, Greenwich and Docklands Festival 2011, White Night 2011, Discovering Places 2011 and 2012.
Neil Manuell, Kate Genevieve, Miriam King, Aoife Greenham, Eva Dauros, Matt Page, Lorena Rivero de Beer Mike Simmonds, Periplum, Jason Pegg, Thor McIntyre-Burnie, Bernd Rest
My work involves a solo audience member exploring a site on foot. I aim to make work which amplifies the cinematic quality of moving forward through a landscape and the way walking charges a location. I am interested in perceptions of danger and vulnerability in outdoor spaces, ecstatic experiences to do with heightened sense of self and the place and adrenalin as a way into an altered state.
I layer sequences of the real environment with interpretive and imagined visual narratives, often involving physical interventions in the landscape. I take a series of still photographs a pace apart along a route which, when flicked or scrolled in situ, create a moving image sequence that shows the way ahead. We may follow a figure to unnoticed features or hidden places or watch them navigate impossible spaces.
I'm investigating ways of amplifying what is felt, seen or heard live while walking as a way of navigating an audience to a found site, and looking at tactile navigation devices and other sensory ways of giving directional information that allow you to find your own way to a destination, rather than follow a set route.