In my films and installations I use the simple structuring capabilities of moving-image technologies, such as variable-frame rate, in-camera editing and multiple projection, in combination with natural phenomena such as wind and tides and the rotation of the planet, in order to re-define the relationship between human activity and the land.
Welsby’s work makes it possible to envisage a different kind of relationship between science and art, in which observation is separated from surveillance and technology from domination. The late development of landscape art means that its particular history may only now be really beginning, as it enters a new post-painterly phase.
Peter Wollen: Introduction. Chris Welsby Films/Photographs/ Writings ACGB