Film

FILM

ALBION

Part of Mat Collishaw’s critically acclaimed exhibition The Centrifugal Soul, Albion is an installation that takes as its subject the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham. This centuries-old tree has at its core a hollow rotten trunk, and since the Victorian era its vast limbs have been supported by an elaborate system of scaffolding. Collishaw's monumental, slowly rotating image of the oak is a ghost-like apparition generated by laser scanning. The image represents a living object that is trapped in perpetuity to present the illusion of life.