Twins, 2014, Projection of looped digital recording

Surface Phenomena, 2016, Polaroid photographs, Installation detail from the exhibition Progress at Crusader Mill in Manchester. Photo credits Jan Chlebik

Surface Phenomena

2015-16, series of Polaroid photographs shot alongside the banks of industrial canals. Manchester, UK.

Industrial mills captured on the moving watery surface of the industrial canals and on the surface of the Polaroid instant photograph developing during the few seconds it remains moist and chemically active.

The final pictures are reversed to match the viewer’s perspective and re-erect the industrial premises through the liquidity of unsettled agents.

The pictures were shot using Polaroid ‘Impossible‘ cassettes which offer a highly manipulated result due to the quality and amount of emulsion setting the effects of the current post industrial market system a determinant component of the image itself.


In a 2014 digital loop from a video recording at  Manchester (Bridgewater basin/ Castlefield Locks), the flow of life as it is reflected on the water of a former industrial area and the continuous inseparable relation of work and living as seen through historical mills and former industrial offices refurbished into homes in a recent housing project developed around Bridgewater basin/Manchester.