This body of work was in response to a residency base in Banff, Canada. The work included a daily walking meditation of Sleeping Buffalo Mountain Canada a sacred site of vision quests for First Nations peoples. The moment of ‘topping out’ at the summit was documented in a series of photographic prints, using a Van Dyke photographic process and found materials. The work included a 9min film short looking at time, sequencing of time, relationship to site and the neuropsychology of these topics.
The text quoted in the first minute is taken from "The Master and his Emissary" by Ian McGilchrist. The remaining text is by yours truly. The mentioned in the film clock is a 18th century french grandfathers clock which has been in continuous usage and currently lives in Canada. Taoist walking meditation involves walking in circles for many hours. Supported by grant from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.