The Gap' is a video piece inspired by the missing rail
tracks at Dawlish and the subsequent missing rail links
in the South West of England. The tracks were washed
away by unusually high tides and storms.The work could
also refer to the potential future of this rail line.
The footage for this was taken before the track was
damaged, and it depicts 5 minutes of the beautiful route
from Dawlish to the outskirts of Exeter.
'Mind the Gap' has other connotations, for example in
Buddhism it is a reminder to watch the space between
thoughts, or between an impulse and action. Rachel Cornish
likes to manipulate time and space through video and
its post production. The gap symbolises presence as
a space between what has passed and what is to come,
an infinite space which contains everything, but also
an infinite nothingness in the absence of any conscious