Ali Hutchinson
lighthouse / Bidston Observatory / strains / sky in the union jack / the care taker / exoskeleton / hope + resolute / rime / chandelier / contact / statement /

Useful ritual

Hope + Resolute
Discarded black umbrellas, tape, string
January 2016 and January 2017

Passers-by offer help with Hope and Resolute. Loosely based on 'festival of the sea' trawler banners, Resolute is my boat and Hope a Derbyshire valley. In the shadow of Hope. Unlike the trawler banners, names are displayed metaphorically.

Originally compromising part of an installation exhibited at LJMU exhibition research lab, they hung at the end of the gallery like shields in a medieval hall or relics of war.

Here they signal tankers at the end of the world. Navigation poles mark an invisible path, a safe unseen channel. I intend to make a hide here, an outpost, and extra navigation markers signalling an invisible alternative.