In July 2014 Bill Mudge and I were given the opportunity to stay in the TANE house, Isle of Wight, UK. The award-winning house was featured as part of the Grand Designs series when it was built in 2010 and was short-listed for the Grand Designs Award and in 2013 was nominated as one of Kevin McCloud’s Top Ten Grand Design Projects following their 100th series. In addition, Tane won the Architect’s Journal Small Build Award 2011 and the RIBA 2011 (Isle of Wight) Award. It was designed by its then owner, Lincoln Miles, and influenced by his partner, artist Lisa Traxler.
The stay in the house was unusual in that it had been recently purchased, and only sparsely furnished. It gave us the chance to see the building in its purest form. It was our desire to find the narrative and theme of the property, both visually and musically. Alongside electronic trio Toy Rokit we’ve made 4 films inspired by Tane itself. UpDownGreen is the first of these to be exhibited.
In March 2015 it will be the first opportunity to see the work which has come out of the TANE project. Toy Rokit and myself will be showing our film ‘UpDownGreen’ at the cutting edge Threshold V Festival from the 27th-29th March 2015 http://thresholdfestival.co.uk