Between

 Between - Installation View Venice Biennale 2003

Between - Installation View Venice Biennale 2003

Commissioned for the first Wales pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Between are Seawrights only works from Wales where he lived for 12 years.

In 1862 George Borrow, in the final chapter of his classic Welsh travelogue Wild Wales, describes arriving in Merthyr Tydfl a town born and charaterised by the industrial revolution. He is appalled by it and writes of the red glow in the sky, of sparks flowing into the air from furnaces and diabolical structures. He writes that the natural light that might delight a traveller is replaced by one with a gloomy horrid satanic character.

Between depicts these post-industrial landscapes and a nation caught between its past and its future. The industrial glow Borrow describes replaced by the warm reflection of street lights from housing estates and half empty villages illuminating the night sky.