Last year Nick Aldridge who produces Tateshots asked me if I would do a short interview with Pat Nevin and chat about POSTS. My ongoing photographic project documenting found goalposts around the world, a small part of which is in the Tate Gallery’s collection. To meet Pat, a football player from the 1980s whose skills haunt my memories [he played for the wrong team] was far too good an opportunity to miss. As I was working as Artist in Residence at the Olympic Park, it seemed like an obvious place to meet. Thank you Nick, what a wonderful, perceptive and generous man Pat is – even if he did play for Chelsea and Everton.
Nick asked if he could do a second short film looking at my work on the Park. He returned some weeks later to watch me sitting on seats in the stadium and to talk about Freeze Frame, the recreation of the Seurat painting which some weeks previously I had shot.