The light behind the canvas is an accurate recording of light with a spectrometer. in-front of the work is a an abstract painting painted this year. The work aims to link memory and fact together showing the juxtaposition of the two states and how it can highlight alternative to ‘real’.
What makes a place unique? For me, it is the light that confers a sense of uniqueness. It dictates the cuisine, sleeping habits, the vegetation and the temperament of a people’s culture. In Southern Portugal I have seen the most orange of sunsets. In India, the light at dusk appears pink and one can gaze at the sun through the fog and the mist. Given this unique specificity, I believe that using light is the best way to capture a place. My concept is to relay the light from a remote area, and connect places through light, showing people (for example) the experience of the midday sun in the Chihuahuan desert or the rising of the moon in Brazil. Ultimately, via this process, viewers can feel associated with an alternative place, and by extension, build an understanding of there differences and similarities.
In the works above they are light still of two locations in the UK. I have not been aboard with the equipment yet. Cambridge on 10.11.2015 at 5.10am Looking East and west. and the Vanilla sky comprises of two recordings in July around 9pm.
Telex is a village set 3 miles north of Lac Leman. My residency is hosted by Nina and David and there three children. Nina an artist herself opens her studio up for other artists to work/live in for the month of November.
On the residency I gave my self a brief to expand and experiment with the light project. The aim is to continue using accurate light readings but over lay it with canvas and play form and colour to achieve a more metaphysical approach trusting senses over conditioned stereotypes of images.
here are the experiments in order of creation.
I have now been here for a number of weeks and I am really enjoying the solitude and head space this place offers. It is a chance to simply your calendar and be productive. Unsurprisingly things can get cluttered when you live in a large cosmopolitan city. It is a relief to remember boredom with out anxiety and what it is like to be slower and more focused. I have had a strange time to date I have had commitments that have taken me away most weekends. So I have had my weekend 'Fix' which have been great fun. tho the need for destruction and exceptance I feel in a Larger city is a product of a city. Something I was not used to before I moved into one. It has been nice to let it go and remember why I did art as a kid as it was the only thing that satisfys. The feeling of building seeing a project through making mistakes being humble and learning from them. Embracing failure and continuing disregarding the doubt but trusting in the objective is reasuring. It is reasuring to realise projects and self development satisfy more than distraction and expenditures.
Frame with hole in glass 90/70cm. A2 screen Prints cyan, magenta and Yellow.
The aim of the work is to record light. Over time the exposed section of the print will be affected by UV degradation turning it lighter. The glass protects the remainder of the print by reflecting the light
My final examination project at Camberwell college of art was two installations. Both works comprised of smoke machines (smoke) around the building of Camberwell Collage of art. I used the effect to evoke a change in the visual layout of an area. The first work was based in an Emergency exit running from the basement up to the ground floor at the back of the College building. Viewers would leave the emergency exit and have the door closed behind them. Dry ice (smoke) was funneled down the channel towards the participants (please see photo … in Portfolio) smoke would advance to the viewers and engulf them, a white out of light. As the smoke disperses they begin to see them self’s back in to that context revealing the space anew. The second work was at the front of Camberwell College Main building two large wells reside between the entrance. These were filled with low level smoke. Giving an elusion of undefined depth to the base of the wells. Periodically the wind would catch the smoke and push it up as if the building was on fire.
The works questions our position on what is dangerous/exciting. It’s provocative, creating a moment of significance.