During our time in the log cabin, we aimed to produce collaborative work that in some way reflected our experience of Hellebou. We had been talking about working together for some time, and this seemed to be the right opportunity. The theme that brings our work together is the notion of staging, in Dillan's case through the creation of 'a set', and in mine through 'the performer', both in some readiness for 'the show'.
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As soon as we stepped foot in the cabin, we could see the enormous potential it held for still life and staged visual set ups, using what was there. We were already feeling inspired by the stories that the owner had been telling us while she drove us up to the woods. These tales were the true history of the cabin, her childhood, and how her father had built it for himself many years before, interspersed with stories about nearby dwellers and of course the folklore that surrounds the area. We were touched by the sense of nostalgia that the space evoked.