Friday, 27 March 2009
This idea came from looking at the new Dyson hand dryers. I was interested in this repetitive action and decided to add the sound effect on top, a sound that was close to that of a hand dryer but not exactly accurate so my hands could be transformed into something else.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
The second time round my friend Rory managed to film me using a tripod so we got some much smoother shots. I want to import some of the audio I got from the first shoot on top of this, there is a banal quality to the 'lift music' that i think adds to the overall absurdity to the piece.
My work previously was looking at transforming the inanimate object into something alive and living but in these Homebase videos i wanted to reverse this idea by trying to transform my body into the inanimate pieces of wood. This first shoot was very spur of the moment, with no tripod and not asking permission to film the shots are very shaky and blurred. However there is this sense of urgency that comes across in these sequences which i really quite like. The absurdity of actually believing i can transform my body into a piece of wood makes these films humorous too.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
House Of Trash was a collaborative project between Arts and Events Management and Fine Artists at The Arts Institute In Bournemouth. It took place in an abandoned shop in Poole High Street where we were asked to create a piece of work responding to that site. I made two wind tunnels with fans connected to the bottom of the cardboard structure, to create a change in air temperature in the contained space of the tunnel.
This was series of films I made after Hunter. I wanted to explore the transformation of the inanimate piece of wood into something that could be seen as alive. I played around with how my body was interacting and holding this object and the differences of stroke i was using, I wanted to find out if there is a difference between a lovers stroke and a mothers stroke and whether this was enough to transform the inanimate object into the living. The stills from this video work better then the actual film itself as it came across when watching the footage back that I was acting in front of the camera and not simply carrying out an action.
Previously, my work before this piece was looking at natural air movement that continuously seeps into spaces and then mapping these air drafts. However, with Book Drop I wanted to record a movement that happened in one single action and what effects the movement of one object may have on its surroundings. The video is slowed down to emphasize impact.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Hunter originally came from the same ideas I had for Book Drop, but on a bigger scale. I wanted to record the earth movement that occurred when trees were chopped down. I had the idea to record these earth tremors but eventually the video evolved into a more performative piece where i was simply trying to recreate the action.