This silent, split-screen road movie depicts alternate views over the English-Scottish border. Both views look towards the border whilst traveling on opposing sides. I made Cede in the run up to the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. I was attempting to create an artwork that at first glance resembled a visual standoff reflecting Alex Salmond's wish to distance Scotland from England's fiscal policy.
As the four-hour film progresses this notion of set boundaries and borders begins to dissipate. I don’t define which side is which, so the viewer becomes an ambivalent witness. Without the authority of a map (or sign for the eagle eyed) there is only landscape.
I projected Cede on the street from my car during the Brighton Photography Fringe in 2012.
Cede at Brighton Photo Fringe 2012