Latex and Resin

Thinking further about ways to preserve all the rusty objects and the idea that these had been encased in the mud at the base of the reservoirs for decades I began thinking about ways that we preserve sentimental items. Resin was an obvious choice to me for experimentation. I began by making two moulds one from a house brick and the other from a cast iron water grid that I had acquired previously. Once the moulds were made I missed the pouring resin and poured an initial layer into the brick mold before leaving to gellify. At this point I…

The Garden Shaman Video Clips

Below are some excerpts from The Garden Shaman visual movement poem directed, conceived and performed by Eli Acheson-Elmassry. I was responsible for the filming and the Video Production of this piece. See Also: The Garden Shaman and The Garden Shaman – Reflection. https://www.eliacheson.com/the-garden-shaman

The Garden Shaman – Reflection

For The Garden Shaman project I was commissioned to film some performative elements and produce a video from the footage that was acquired. Below is my overall reflection of the project now that it has come to an end. Some video clips from the final work are located here. This has been a good opportunity to film outside with another artist. Some of the film footage was good, yet some of it overexposed – I think in part due to the light on the day. Getting to film a performing artist and then to edit the footage and produce a video…

The Garden Shaman

Update – April 2019: Having completed this project I have retrospectively considered the lessons I have learned as a result of this experience. These considerations are recorded in The Garden Shaman – Reflection. Some video clips from the final piece are located here. During November 2018 the artist Eli Acheson-Elmassry contacted me with an invitation to produce a video piece for a new piece of work.  The Garden Shaman provides a metaphor for the connection that the garden has with the cyclical nature of life and death. The natural processes that occur in the garden along with the assistance we…

Experimenting with Poloroids

Fascinated with my Poloroid camera I find the images an interesting way to present something historical that has a relationship with memory. Particularly when thinking about the fading of memories over time and how the Poloroid photographs easily become faded or overexposed depending on the environmental factors when they were taken. This is a method I’m considering to help me connect with archive footage in particular. For this experiment I used some archive images from the internet and manipulated them using my iPhone. Once printed, I then photographed them with my poloroid camera. Whilst not important to note for the…

Research – Casting with Resin

Reading up on what to consider when using resin. Releasing agent required where mould has potential to stick to resin. Sample using Latex mould, however silicone rubber moulds will be stronger for repeat moulding. Matt silicone moulds will give a matt finish – gloss silicone moulds a glossy finish Casting moulds are better quality and more durable than baking moulds. Read the instructions to know for sure what quantity of resin to mix to what quantity of hardener and how long it takes to cure Be super accurate with measuring Mix thoroughly – looking for a uniform colour Choose the…

Research – Lucas Samaras

My interest in Lucas Samaras is because of his Photo Transformations created by manipulating the wet dye on the poloroid photographic film. While the poloroid images are drying the surface is scratched, rubbed and scraped to disturb the image and create dramatic changes in the image presented. A lot of his images are close up photographs of his own face, hands – yet others are elaborately presented theatrical scenes. Although these works are from the 1970’s they remain fresh and current with society of the present day’s compulsion towards selfie taking. Bibliography Schultz, C. (2018). LUCAS SAMARAS: Photo-Transformations. [online] The…