Your project Sensory Dimensional Gulf - coud you give us some
outline what it is about?
Dimensional Gulf (SDG) is a 5 year project, helmed by myself, that will delve
into the madness of the senses. Cycling through the various stages of
life, this new Universe will begin with the death of our Universe and then
progress towards its inevitable self-destruction.
It will act
as both consistent story arc as well as a platform for other artists to
add to it, so new inspirations will be coming in all the time.
The starting point is of this project is a short
horror film HUM, which signals the end of our Universe, and is currently
in crowdfunding stage here -
What were your inspirations
when dreaming up the concept as such?
I had 2
inspirations, if you want to call them that, one fairly egotistical and
the other very egotistical.
The first was
that I looked at my previous work and felt that something had always been
missing, a frame work if you would, so that whilst they were individual
stories they fit into a far larger world, which leads onto the second
That as a
consistent and apparent pessimist and generally downbeat artist I have a
hatred towards where we are, as a species, at this moment in time. I feel
that at some point humanity had 2 roads it could go down, and for whatever
reasons we picked the wrong one. So with that viewpoint and my desire to
have a larger framework to put my work in I decided the best thing I could
do was to become a God of my own world. That I would destroy the here and
now completely and begin anew with an existence of my own beliefs.
Now that is
not to say this ‘new’ Universe is any better, rather the contrary, it
is much much worse, a sort of bastard child between this one and a better
one. A stage of life that we must go through to purge ourselves of what we
have done, so its miserable, depressing and ultimately futile.
At what stage is
the project now, what are you presently working on?
We are right
at the very beginning, evident in the ".wordpress" still being on the site.
So there is a lot of planning and work being thrown into SDG to start to
figure out the pathway of where we are going and how we will get there.
There is the short film HUM, as mentioned above,
but also a photography aspect and video art concept that I know I am
working on, as for some of the other artists involved, the joy of this
project is that I have no idea.
far as I know, Sensory Dimensional Gulf will feature quite a few
guest artists - can you share any yet, and what will their contributions
change all the time, and as there are a scheduled 5 years it may be that a
certain artists work might not be shown for 2-3 years, or it could be next
week. As of yet I would confirm that filmmaker / video artist / artist
Jesse Richards and Scott Barley are onboard, as well as UK based musicians
Darkroom, USA based musician Reckno and Swedish dark ambient master
Kammarheit are involved.
But over the years that will change and grow, so
we are constantly on the lookout for other artists of any discipline to
Should anyone want to contribute to your project,
what kind of content and style are you looking for?
The only form of
checklist for such an artist is that they have a dislike for our current
place as a species and wishes to become part of a new existence. So I
suppose that would be a darker sense of style, but not by any means
will all the content you gather be woven together, and where can it be
All of the work,
regardless of format, will be housed on the website. It will be a family
tree of work, ever changing and moving, so for example right now you ll
see that from the SDG logo you click and move onto the various phases of
the project, from there you will eventually be able to go anywhere, there
will be no hard lined direction of ‘you must click this’, and then
months later it may have altered, so there should always be new work to
Sensory Dimensional Gulf will
ultimately lead to the feature film Liquid City - can you give us
any details yet what that one will be about?
This feature length film will be the collection of all the work preceding
it, so I could tell you a bit of what I have planned for it, but as the
project moves on I will get new inspiration for what should be in there.
that, I do believe that regardless of this developing path that there will
remain a few constants. The isolated figure of the central character for
one, who he is and where his journey will end and what that will signify
should remain the same.
For now, what
I can say is that it will involve a few elements, such as the vats of
black liquid, which will appear in some form throughout this project, the
landscape of an almost dead world will be there as well, the sense of
British-ness shall remain and so shall the horrific ending to this
character and world, but beyond that the actual nuts and bolts of that
film are in constant development.
Why do you
limit the project to 5 years, and is there a chance to extend this
5 years, sounded like
a good number to go for, not too long and not too short, but no, 5 years
is the life span of the universe, so by year 4 development will begin on
the final piece and by whatever means possible the feature film will be
made and that will completely end this project
future projects beyond Sensory Dimensional Gulf?
Not right now, not
beyond anyways, though currently I am still working on the Conet Video
which does have its own sense of ‘other worldliness’ to it, and it
is a project I would like to finish off with an abstract documentary, but
for now I think I have everything I can handle.
project's website, Facebook, whatever else?
Website - https://sensorydimensionalgulf.wordpress.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SensoryDimensionalGulf
Twitter - https://twitter.com/SensDimeGulf
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else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Not really, other than
that this project is currently being fuelled by nothing more than desire
from myself and the artists working within it, that I really do not
harbour any desires to make money from it, more a case of I want to climb
it simply because it is there. Due to that we will be in need of funding
from time to time for certain projects, especially the feature film, so we
urge those interested to like our social media, keep in touch with us and
help us when we need it as all of us here believe that what we are
attempting to create is going to be quite a wonderful horrible project.
for the interview!