Roger Lever Photography

Infinite View

Infinite View
Infinite View

This installation was conceived after a visit to Bass Rock in 2014. Bass Rock is a lump of Granite blasted off mainland Scotland by an ancient volcano millions of years ago. It lies in the Firth of Forth not far from Edinburgh and is now home to one of the most iconic and beautiful seabirds, the Northern Atlantic Gannet. 150,000 birds inhabit the island during the breeding season. Whilst I was there I turned off my hearing aids which created silence in my head. I was transported by the serenity and organised chaos of the colony and the gannet’s graceful and characterful behaviour. This moment gave me the the idea to recreate something of the splendour of this experience in my gallery at home. I experimented with the contrast of image, movement and sound in a body of work I now call “Infinite View” Essentially this has become a white room measuring approximately 12’ x 8’. Gannet images printed on chiffon hang from the ceiling and move dramatically in gentle air currents, film of flying gannets is projected onto the ceiling and the room is filled with the sound of gannets and music. Reclining or lying down for 10 minutes in this space creates a very relaxing, transforming meditational experience. ‘Infinite View” can be constructed in any suitable space. If you want to consider this for your space then please contact me.

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