Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Unseen Sea

A collision of both my obsessions, the sea and clouds! Only with a difference.

Check this one and 'Steaming City,' on his channel

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

Cursed Scratch

New Film, an annoying scratch keeps appearing on the optical soundtrack, its driving me insane!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Einsteins Desk

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

Einsteins genius never ceases to amaze me. I like to look at this picture of his desk, taken shortly before he died and aspire to create my own moments of greatness. Degree show is 4 short weeks away, set up begins in 2 weeks. I am on the brink , yet also a million miles away from completing my work.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Space's existence within time, or times existence within space.

I like how on occasion, reality can feel completely fake and manipulated. Yet it is real, just truly mindblowing.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Hypnagogic Portal

‘While you sleep a person turns inwards, our mind may roam far beyond the physical location of our sleeping bodies. We visit amazing realms, have miraculous experiences and are provided with sudden insights, like this planet keeps us bound to the earth with its gravity, preventing us from getting lost in the infinity of the cosmos.'
J. A Ader Appels

Friday, 8 April 2011

Memory box cinema

I have a short within this screening, Jenny Moore is a must see also!

‘I am enveloped within my desire to escape, be it into dream, fantasy or myth. Through the exploration of the romantic, love's kitsch associate, I find solace in the creation of brief portals which sordidly present unreachable realms. I remain unsure of which interests me most, the impossibility of escape, or our search for it.’ (Statement from flyer)

Monday, 4 April 2011

Susan Hiller

Despite my disdain in plugging the Tate, the Susan Hiller exhibition is a must see. Her approach to conceptualism touches upon the sentimental whilst remaining methodical and subjective. 'Witness,' as shown above, immerses the viewer within a sea of language, pitch and tone creating a space filled with collective experience as the speakers emit individual recollections of UFO sightings. I'm interested in Hiller's thoughts on sound recordings as presences which exist forever, allowing the dead to speak to us from the hereafter. The evocative feeling of being enveloped within this area of sentinent is spiritual and transporting, what is unknown? the paranormal? language? dream?

What happens hereafter?

Worth visiting if you are in London. Even with the Tate price tag.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Experimenting with a 'flatbed' audience

Contextually, artists such as Len Lye, Thad Povey and Stephanie Maxwell have been painting onto and scratching into film, creating psycadellic dreamscapes using colours and shapes worked into found, or self shot 16mm film. The effect is a surreal comulgation of movement, colour and line which can be quite mesmerizing. I am interested in installing my own experimental film as a ceiling projection, I feel confident that the quality of the film will become transportational when the audience lies directly beneath it. The abstract nature of the ‘clouds,’ is effectively a simulation of a memory or dream which I hope to embed within the audiences sub conscious, I am asking them to step into this portal and momentarily escape.

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