Still Moving

Still Moving

Still/Moving Projects is a platform for the delivery of collaborative projects with a focus on engagement with targeted communities, co-directed by Devon based artists, Martin Hampton, Laura Hopes and Léonie Hampton.

People and place are at the core of Still/Moving’s practice. Co-directed by Devon based artists, Martin Hampton, Laura Hopes and Léonie Hampton, Still/Moving Projects is a platform for creative activities with a focus on engagement within targeted communities. It began in 2019 as a creative network providing international photographic workshops, screenings and residencies. In September 2020 it will deliver a large scale artwork, Speedwell, commissioned by Plymouth Culture for the Mayflower 400 commemorations.

For the State of Emergency Commissions Still/Moving explores the two metre distance of safety forced under the pandemic regulations, a distance which paradoxically shows care through remoteness while enforcing isolation, yet in cases of coercion, hides from view those subject to a cruelty of touch.'

The work explores these spaces, navigating from the distance of the horizon to the proximity of the home; the local. Moving through levels of intimacy and forms of touch from the caress of a lover, the lifting of a child to sharing a companionable proximity, the phrases ‘HOLD ME’, ‘TOUCH ME’, ‘BESIDE ME’ will be created using a low voltage LED technology.

Illuminated HOLD YOU letters
Illuminated TOUCH letter
Illuminated BESIDE ME letters

Forced to live socially distanced lives, our senses are being deprived of what we, as tactile animals depend on: Touch. As our instinct to hold, to caress, to test ripeness or gauge size, to push away, to feel textures is constrained, we begin to feel stifled and emotionally disconnected.


Illuminated TOUCH ME letters
Illuminated TOUCH ME letters 2
Illuminated ME YOU letters
Illuminated TOUCH letters