Friday, September 20, 2013

Detritus Drops

Random drops of collage scrap

Thinking of Duchamps three standard stoppages on a work devised by chance actions of string dropped on a surface. These 'image thoughtforms' reveal the absolute order of the grid that contrasts with the chance random dropping of the offcuts onto the surface. .

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Auto Machine: a Sound and Vision eCollage

A ten minute languid powerpoint to video moving image collage. It alludes stylistically to machine modernisms art historical moment and remixes found commons gifs and sound files of avantgarde pop in the music of Laurie Anderson and Robert Fripp.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Revolution No 9: For Kazimer Malevich: a Sound and Vision eCollage

A ten minute powerpoint to video sound file of several experimental collages with motifs based on the non objective foundation of Malevich's Black Cross.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Video Mash-up/Collage. Episode 1: Whats Wrong with HAL and the 9000 Series?

This project came out of my photo media clubs theme 'Futures'. Also a nod to the Australian media artists 'Soda Jerk' for the idea of what is possible. Thanks to Arthur C Clarke and his extraordinary vision of the future in terms of computer science and to Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece and realization of the literary vision of Clarke's, 2001 a Space Odyssey. Thanks to all the contributors and artists who allowed creative commons downloads for re-purposing.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lightdrawings: Photography

This series of images was a reference to 18th and 19thc Romantic landscape painting. The images were also appropriations of film and chemical photography. Images that traditionally were made in the dark room were all digitally captured and constructed.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Movement in Italian Futurism: Video

link to new media explorations of sound and vision.

The title of these moving pictures at Vimeo, reference the modernist Italian art movement Futurism. For visual artists, a characteristic of Italian futurist painting and sculpture at the beginning of the 20th C, (the era of the avant gardes) was seeing industrial reality through speed.

On February 20th 1909, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published the first Futurist Manifesto. In the same year, Henry Ford put into operation the first assembly line in his car factory in Detroit. Marinetti the influential literary leader of the Italian Futurists spoke of acceleration, speed, the cult of the machine: these were to be the values emphasized by his Futurist Manifesto.

Up until the late 19thC ,and the beginning of the 20th C, the horse and cart were the dominant means to view the visible word, you could say this was the period of agrarian blur as opposed to the new faster optical insight from cars and trains. So for the first time speed of movement became an optical phenomena to express though art, e.g. Balla's painting, Dog on a Leash, with its depiction of rapid shaking of the lead, and Boccioni's object sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in Space- a representation of a blurred body moving through space. The term futurism offered an optimism of the machine age, the technological wonders of machinery both benign and violent.

Today we could think of jet aviation vistas as a phenomena of space, speed and time. Having an aesthetic beauty of being gods looking down over the landscape as a graphic canvas in time constantly reformatting itself through the hyper speed of the jet engine makes for extraordinary visual wonder.

My explorations here at Vimeo are to that optimism of technological wonder, with digital technology and the ubiquitous phone camera. Always on hand to catch time, bodies and objects at various rates of speed. I have been taking still photography but since chancing upon the video function of the phone camera, it has led me into moving/still photos. These video images are like an extension of the single shot only moving, the paradox is engaging. Hope you find so too.