Archive for the ‘Sculpture’ Category

Four years worth of videos

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Image of a stack of printed video stills

This is a stack of stills taken from all the videos I’ve ever made. I am creating a catalogue of the individual clips—both this physical one, and a tagged digital one—to aid in creating new work. There are, probably, another 200 images from the Youtube Responses that I don’t need to print yet.

Seven, and Eight

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

I think my face is beginning to have a bad reaction to the clay. And I’ve just had a tooth out, so wont be able to do any more with my mouth.

Monologues

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

This is what I have been working on. I’m still thinking about the title, but at the moment ‘Monologues’ fits well enough. The first four have been filmed performances: of me either covering myself in clay, or stuffing my mouth with it. The fifth is a series of seven sculptures made by the same process of filling my mouth with clay, but then spitting the clay onto a board. The image above is from a version split across two projectors, showing the four videos simultaneously.

The first three have been posted previously, but I wanted to have them all together here.

I’m still working these out. Still considering other actions, still wondering exactly what they are about. The immediate, practical, goal is to make six of each of the performances, and then experiment with how to show them, and how the sculptures fit into that, too. Key words and phrases floating round my head at the moment include: absence, repetition, ritual, touch/tactility, mediation, communication, production, sensual deprivation, recycling, anonymity, reperformance, frustration, substitution, approximation.