A multi-media installation by Mike Thorpe

Below the rock faces of The Roaches sits an ethereal, dense wood where twisted trees and large sandstone boulders create shadows in the darkness.

As part of an ongoing encounters with edgeland spaces, Mike Thorpe makes journeys into the woods, with a portable projector, casting marks, drawings and words onto the night time surfaces of the trees and boulders.

The location is slightly unsettling: the apparent silence at night giving up unexpected sounds and creaks; the underlying currents of local legend and myth; the shifting shapes and forms created by the intervention of projection and light.

The resulting images form an atmospheric animation, with an ambient soundtrack from Danny Thorpe.

35mm slides, prints and collages accompany the animation.

Mike Thorpe is an artist and curator and based in Macclesfield, and part of the twentysevenb studio collective. His practice revolves around a multimedia approach to projects, including: photography; projection; painting; printmaking. He has exhibited in both the NW and SW and is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. He is also a trustee of PassionArts, a Manchester-based faith arts charity.

Danny Thorpe is a musician and sound artist.