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BlindSpot is finished and installed at The Workhouse (National Trust), Southwell in Nottinghamshire. It is open to the public (when a ticket is bought for the house) from Friday 24 July to Sunday 1 November 2015.

The image above is from the very first timelapse photography session I shot in the Men’s Dormitory. I continued to shoot time-lapse sequences during May and June but was often at the mercy of the very unpredictable weather. The images below are from a very early morning in June. I was in a particularly euphoric mood as I walked up to the Workhouse but unfortunately as soon as the sun had risen the clouds closed in …

early morningearly morning again


BlindSpot captures the slow passing of time in the Workhouse. The film traces the sunlight and shadow, cast by the iron window frames, across the walls and floors of the empty dormitories and corridors of the austere building. Rev. J.T. Becher, the founder of the Workhouse, said that ‘An empty workhouse is a successful one’.

BlindSpot is about time, nothingness and emptiness. Its slow and repetitive form evokes the lives of the Workhouse’s former inmates. The soundtrack features a voice from the National Trust’s Oral History Archive. The hymn tune ‘Southwell’, is played by Derek Wileman on The Workhouse Harmonium.

BlindSpot (Tim Shore, 2015)
Sound: Brendan Crehan
Harmonium: Derek Wileman
Voice: © National Trust Oral History Archive NT/4

BlindSpot is a project for New Expressions 3, an Arts Council England national pathfinder programme that fosters collaboration between contemporary artists and museums.

The Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PT.

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Cabinet (2006)

Cabinet is being shown in The Box Season 17,  a programme of artist film curated by Eve Ropek, at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from Monday 15 September to Friday 16 January 2015.


Rubbish Gallery at ADCo.

I submitted an image of my laser cut off-cuts to Alice Bradshaw’s Rubbish Artists’ Brief at ADCo. It’s online with other artists remnants of their practice. Alice (Museum of Contemporary Rubbish) is the guest curator for Advertisiting Exhibitions first online gallery.

Alice Bradshaw
Museum of Contemporary Rubbish


Carbon (1′, 2001, RCA)

Carbon, a one minute film I made at the RCA in 2001, is being shown in ’Kinetic Typography’, part of the  #SEENINTHEDEEN exhibition at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.

The exhibition runs from 22 November to 21 December 2013. More information at Peacock Visual Arts.

Peacock Visual Arts
21 Castle Street
Aberdeen AB11 5BQ
Scotland, United Kingdom
01224 639539

Gallery Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Fits and Starts of Restlessness

Fits and Starts of Restlessness, has its first screening at the Dickens 200th Birthday Event, this Tuesday, 7 February 2012, NFT 1, at BFI Southbank, London.

The title is taken from Dickens’ essay Night Walks, and his description of London has having “expiring fits and starts of restlessness”. The film takes its own night ‘walk’ and traces the path of the lost Fleet River, through the night time streets of Saffron Hill – once the site of a notorious rookery – and where Dickens located Fagin’s den in Oliver Twist.

The film is made in collaboration with Dr Heather Shore, drawing on the research for her book Artful Dodgers: Youth and Crime in early Nineteen- century London.

It is a Film London commission, as part of Dickens 2012, an international celebration of the life and work of Charles Dickens.


Voices: Ron Moody, Jennifer Lewin, Frank Prosper, Ruby Wild, Mark Williams
Producer: Tracy Bass
Cinematographer: Martin (Teddy) Testar
Sound recording and Design: Brendan Crehan


Esther Baker, Synergy Theatre Workshop
Cathy Weatherald, Cardboard Citizens
Shira Macleod, Riverside Studios Cinema
Mick Bagnall, City of London Corporation Film Office

For Film London: Josic Cadoret, Kevin Dolan, Maggie Ellis
Made with the support of Film London, BFI, The National Lottery and Skillset