Award winning filmmaker and artist.
Computer Generated Composites through Processing application.
22 of 208 images taken over the Summer of 2018

Bound is a project that explores the liminal space of the Northern Ireland/ Ireland border through photography and field recordings. These recordings have been made at the roads that intersect this line and was born out of the current political situation surrounding Brexit. The project aims to document the open, free movement that is currently enjoyed on the Island of Ireland.

Each iteration of the project has been regenerative, creating new archives of material to be explored. Throughout the exhibition at Allenheads a new archive of composites was created. Over 95,000 unique images were produced that where then installed in Hawick, for Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in May. These images animated with modes to create behaviours in an attempt to create a sense of fluctuation and questioning.

“James Davoll’s Bound (2019) explored the Irish border through two screens algorithmically displaying an assortment of photos taken on roads crossing the border. Reflecting the tensions inherent in the subject the screens they also contradicted one another – one highlighting individual landscapes and the static nature of the border, the other super-imposing them to illustrate their homogeny and creating a blurred motion effect in response to the roads’ traversing of the boundary.”
                   Nicohlson (2019), Wild wonder inside and out at Alchemy 2019, Sight and Sound

Installation and Performance at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, 2019.

Diptych installation with multiple programmed behaviours and modes. 8 channel ambisonic audio.
Performance images courtesy of Alchemy credit: Oliver Benton.

Installation at CCA, Glagow, 2018.
Placing the viewer within the crossroads of the border each screen representing a cardinal direction. 4 channel audio.

Installation at ACA, Allenheads, 2019

Exploring both the raw images, sounds and creation of new composite archive. 4 channel audio. Print and generative computer composites creating new archive.

Performance of Bound at Spaces of Intervention, Culture Lab, Newcastle, 24/10/2019.

This performance investigates the border and process of making through the unique production of composite images made up of 32 roads. These composites aim to explore the homogeny of this liminal space and photographic representation. The images created from this performance add to an ever increasing archive of over 95,000 unique photographs. Produced thus far at Allenheads Contemporary Arts and Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival.

Recording of Processing application generating composite images.

Copyright: James Davoll