During the late 80s I had been following the exhibitions and work of Unit 7  Gallery run by Nicola Oxley and Nicolas de Oliviera. In 1990 they moved to 33 Great Sutton Street, London EC1 and with the addition of Michael Petry opened as the Museum of Installation (M.O.I.) which was a unique showing space dedicated to site specific work.

They asked me to exhibit with them and my installation called “Look at, Walk through and Listen 2” opened on January 22 1991. See: The Independent 8 January 1991.

In addition to the main exhibition space MOI exhibited in other venues called Installation Sites: # and in 1994 I was asked to exhibit with 2 other artists in the Peterborough Museum as the Museum of Installation: Site 8

The other artists were Nicola Oxley and Chris Jennings and we exhibited under the title of “Quertreiber” which refers to an  individual who “goes against the grain” or operates “off centre” – which I think is an apt and shrewd description of my aesthetic attitude .

Visual references to these two exhibitions are on the following pages.

The book “installation art”, Thames and Hudson written by the directors of the MOI in 1994 was the first attempt at a comprehesive survey of the genre.



The second installation took place in Peterborough Museum in 1994 and was part of a three person show called “Quertreiber” (going against the grain, operating off centre). The other participants were Nicola Oxley and Chris Jennings.

My contribution was a four screen projection with 288 (4 x 72) images cycling through an “out of phase” sequence which did not repeat itself throughout the duration of the event.

This work was made in collaboration with the Museum of Installation, Great Sutton Street, London. EC1 in 1991. The internal structure was cruciform with further cruciform images inside. Two of the “arms” of the enclosed space were isolated by doors and a seat enabled the viewer to listen to abstract sound pieces relating to cruciform events whilst being  illuminated by neon forms. The exterior exposed the construction of the interior form.