Here We Stand

Here We Stand, three part projection, 2009

Here we stand, drops a radar beam back through the history of the Goonhilly Downs through the period that the Dry Tree Menhir has stood on the site. It consists of three simultaneous animations; one circles the Dry Tree; one tracks the transitions of the stars across the sky from Goonhilly over a year once every hundred years, starting from the night of the original exhibition and running back to 300BC the approximate date of the Dry Tree’s original erection; and the other fades back through views of the maps of the area from the modern OS map back to Gascoyne’s map, the earliest known map of the area.

Here We Stand was developed for Happidrome 3, an experimental artist-led project platform initiated and developed by Sara Bowler and Elizabeth Masterton.