Lines

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 9:06 am

Black Ambient 008.

Cabasa, gong, singing bowl, 5 string electric bass, lyre, a handful of small bells.

It took a ridiculous amount of time to finish this piece. I created a solid stripey image in photoshop, inspired by the work of English Op art painter Bridgit Riley. I’ve used this as the basis of a lightbox image as well. I imported the photoshop file (74 layers) and then made them kind of dance by selecting when you do or dont see them, they are never all on at once.
The vertical text that scurries about is a projection that I filmed at Mona in Hobart. Its called Encyclopedia by Scottish artist Charles Sandison.
I filmed myself in my studio against a black background with my new camera. Canon 7d.
I see artists doing work based on a striped image often, and sometimes using moving image. Bridget has done a famous painting that lives in the city gallery in Liverpool, England, but theres plenty of examples. Its like the carpet I and many other kids had in housing commission bedrooms in the 70’s, cheap and colourful……. and common.

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