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The Chough Project

     The chough is a bird that is endangered in many parts of the world.

 It is used as an emblem of Cornwall, a county in the far South West of the UK, and it appears on the county coat of arms.

In fact in Cornwall it died out completely for many years.

'The Chough Project' was made as a site-specific video projection for the Cathedral in Truro, Cornwall. It consists of a chough rendered in negative so it appears as a ghost, or a dove. The inversion of its colour in the context of a Cathedral also alludes to morality, and its association with light and darkness.