I would love to see this work by Tacita Dean, inspired by the story of Donald Crowhurst who went missing during a round the world yacht race.
I have only seen photos of the work which is a 16mm film of the St Abbs Lighthouse, the beam of light reaching out across the water. As a viewer in my imagination the light is reaching out across the waves searching for any sign of life or hope.
Of course it isn’t actively doing anything of the sort: it is a lighthouse, its purpose is to regularly flash its light so that ships on the water can work out where they are relatively to dangerous rocks. However, that sense of compulsive searching stays with me anyway.
I have always found the active stillness within Dean’s work inspiring. The roving searching eye made as an integral part of the Notions of Truth brief has certainly been partly inspired by this work.