Using accessible tools such as webcams and creating art objects that fit into social internet spaces. They respond to popular social images on the internet and can sit alongside them online.
On the 7th of July I received a parcel all the way from Tasmania, from my sister, who lives there. She sent me 20 slides all dated from the 1950-1960’s that she had found in a tip shop. I’m not sure what inspired her to send them to me, but I’m glad she did.
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I find my fascination with derelict buildings curious. There is an initial excitement when exploring abandoned buildings but what then dawns on me is that these places where part of someone’s life and somewhere along the line the physical building itself have been left to rot, the physical place abandoned, its original purpose lost.
Sentimental meanings aside, these buildings take on new identities.
As the building breaks down the original ‘rules’ of the space cease to exist. Nature is allowed to behave normally, plant grown uninterrupted. I find that this break down of normal behaviour and rules invites us to behave in a new way and I explore this in photography.
The Scan.it exhibition will feature images made using scanners as a creative alternative to photography. The works shown will all be straight from the scanner, no Photoshop, no crops.
The work I will be showing at Scan.it is Black Dog, an image created using a rudimentary homemade scanner camera.
An image that at first glance seems further removed from reality than the straight forward photograph.
John Berger said “What makes photography a strange invention is that it primary raw materials are light and time”
Perhaps a scan uses time and light more honestly than a modern digital photograph, and therefore is a truer reality?
An installation consisting of an 8ft by 8ft space. On one wall 30 hours worth of hand written ‘me’ in pencil.
On the opposite wall a grid of photographs of performances that happened in the space. In the performances I photograph myself while performing new identities. The photographs hang on nails. They have different images on the back and can be easily turned around if the viewer chooses to.
On the wall joining these two walls are three photographs of the installation space.
Showing at WSD May 16th – 21st
Read interview Here: WSD2012 Blog
Please note the sound you can hear on this video is sound from the exhibition and not my work, most of the sound you hear is from a sound installation by artist Nick Boyt
Come and see my installation exploring identity at the WSD Exhibition in my home county of Essex!
Writtle School of Design invites you to the end of year degree exhibition of contemporary art by graduating FdA Digital Art & Design and BA (Hons) Art & Design students.
Private View: Wednesday 16th May 5 – 9pm
Open to Public: Thursday 17th May 10am – 4pm
Friday 18th May 10am – 3pm
Saturday 19th May 10am – 4pm
Monday 21st May 10am – 4pm
For more information visit the website @ www.writtleart.org/wsd//
The College is 30 miles away from London and the train journey from Liverpool Street takes about 30-40 minutes. A regular 15 minute bus service operates between Chelmsford and Writtle Village, which is approximately 5 minutes walk from the main campus.
By road the College is clearly signposted from the A414 Writtle by-pass. If approaching from the east, take the A1060 Sawbridgeworth Road from Chelmsford, as far as Lordship Road and follow signposts to the College.
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Street: Lordship Road
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