Regulus is a diptych video response to the Turner painting Regulus (National Gallery, London) which depicts Regulus staked out in the sun in Carthage in the with his eyelids removed.
It is part of the Saline Economies series.
The left panel was made as a live performance for the international networked performance event Low Lives in 2012. An artist resists blinking, inducing the most intimate micro-engagement with saline tears.
The right panel was shot in 2011 across the sea from Carthage (Tunis) on the Xweji Salt Pans of Gozo, the source of wealth for the Order of the Knights of St John in the Mediterreanean of the 16th Century.The saline in it's most expansive and extensive. The passage of the container ship across the horizon connecting modern global systems of economy and migration at the southern border of Europe.
The diptch form is part of my engagement with Benjamin's Dialectical Image as a framework for the construction of landscape in the collective consciousness.