Mark Antoni Annis
John L Davies
In journals, Huw Andrews notes his ongoing connection (or lack of) with conventional aspirations. Appreciating the overlooked and resisting the hyped, he notes marginal thoughts, observations and encounters, a process developed whilst exploring the detective in San Francisco, hawking in Paris, unemployment in Wales, identity in Estonia and migrant working in China. Upon drafting these entries into extended narratives (occasionally part-fictional), clear signifiers to time, people and places are rejected, forming dispossessed episodes of manipulated circumstance. Throughout editing, Andrews gathers materials to form a project counterpart: photos, video, sound and objects. Maintaining a gap, or flux, post writing, he allows time and the place of production to affect the subsequent artworks, continuing to gather material. Encouraging distance to distort its context, he converts documentary material into wryly understated works with traces of performance, fiction and familiarity.