A History of the Receding Horizon

@ Custom House Ice House

A History Of The Receding Horizon is a poetic film and digital film installation exploring different concepts of time within the landscape of Kielder. Although based upon research into the site, it is a fictional film that intertwines past, present, and future time and histories within spaces both above and below the water level.

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Director of Photography: Peter Emery

Sound: Wayne Sharrocks, Shervin Shaeri

Kathleen Herbert has had an extensive array of work exhibited widely, including New York, Umeå, Sweden, Auckland, New Zealand, and Brussels. She has been awarded commissions with the Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House and National Trust, amongst others. Obscure historical footnotes are the starting point through which she explores site, history and social politics, often mixing the medium of documentary and performance. She creates a sense of intrigue, never quite exposing the full extent of the situation or story. Through use of the uncanny, her work investigates ideas around superstition and rituals and blurs boundaries between myth and reality, and fact and fiction.

Selected works
I May Be A Wage Slave On Monday But I Am A Free Man on Sunday, 2012
De Magnete, 2009
Limelight, 2009
Stable, 2007



Danielle Arnaud, London



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Artist Kathleen Herbert Country UK Year 2015 Duration 26 minutes Cert 12a