Yesterday we travelled to Oriel Davies in Newtown to install our work for the forthcoming show, Be our guest, opening on Saturday 29th June. The gallery is transforming into a guest house for the exhibition which runs until September 4th.
Our work ‘Who is this who is coming?’ is situated in the breakfast room of the imagined B&B and is based upon a pivotal scene in the 1968 film ‘Whistle and I’ll Come to You’. Additional elements can be seen here and on our website www.absent-but-not-forgotten.co.uk
Arriving at dusk in Score Valley we pulled up in the car and were first welcomed by the hooting of owls from the nearby woods, creating just the right atmosphere for our stay. On entering the hotel there was nobody to be seen, I just couldnt resist calling out – ‘Is there anybody there?’
No answer. So instead we rang the bell and were quickly made welcome by Roger, the proprietor, who showed us to our first floor room and left us to unpack and discuss the plans for the weekend.
The owls continued and as we prepared the camera for an overnight vigil, there was some very strange scratching and tapping noises at the window…by the time we had equipment ready to record, it had stopped…
The camera was set to nightvision mode and left to take a photograph every minute through the night.
Absent but not Forgotten have been invited to Ilfracombe to make work for the Ilfra Expo 14/07/13 – 04/08/13
We are told that there are several haunted sites in the area, the one that interests us is called Score Valley, apparently the locals dont like it, theres talk of a haunted factory on the way into the valley, a derelict church graveyard and scary things going on in the woods!