'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
I am interested in how the act of walking charges a location giving rise to a heightened, visceral and cinematic experience of the landscape.
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 experiment with ways of viewing site-specific filmic material in an outdoor environment, investigating hand-held digital devices, portable projectors and hand-cranked pre-filmic mechanisms, with the aim of creating viewing tools that heighten our alertness to, rather than distract from, our surroundings.