Single-channel digital film installation
HD colour - stereo sound
2’07” seamless loop
40" HD LCD screen and HD media player housed in a rusted steel-plate box
122 x 82 x 83 cm
Frameless 55'' HD LCD screen with HD media player
69 x 121 x 10 cm
Edition of five plus two artist's proofs
Frozen takes the form of an inspection window looking into a revolving cryonic preservation chamber. It asks questions about the quest to conquer death and the motives of those involved.
Cryonic preservation has been used as a convenient narrative device in many science fiction stories, but the present-day practise raises far more complex issues. Nobody that submits themselves to the process has any guarantee that they will ever be revived. They must have faith in science and they must invest heavily in the possibility of a new future.
Performance in Frozen installation at Secret Cinema's Prometheus
Steel-plate box version at Punchdrunk's Tunnel 228
Frozen viewers at Tunnel 228
View of Frozen at Tunnel 228 in the Old Vic Tunnels
Composite view of cryonic chamber turntable