Critical Thinking is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue, using questioning, arguments and conclusions to form objective, reasoned logical judgements that are well thought out and without bias. Good Critical Thinkers are: Rational, being able to think clearly and independently about what to do or believe. Analytical, being able to carefully examine and […]Read more "Thinking about Thinking"
Working Title Investigate the associations with objects and the landscape that reflect issues of collective and personal memory, displacement and loss and the way that memories fade and change over time. Can the influence of an overriding power in the landscape provide an analogy for the social issue of displacement and loss and the effect […]Read more "Unit 1 Project Proposal – Draft 3"
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 […]Read more "Latex and Resin"
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-shamanRead more "The Garden Shaman Video Clips"
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 […]Read more "The Garden Shaman"
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 […]Read more "Experimenting with Poloroids"
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 […]Read more "Research – Casting with Resin"
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 […]Read more "Research – Lucas Samaras"
Purely experimentation and play. While I was in London I found some Sun Photography paper at the Hayward. Anyway considering my experimentations to date and my considerations on distorting archive footage I decided to see how this might work as part of my project. Today I experimented with objects and I also intend to experiment […]Read more "Sun Photography"
I decided to look further into the techniques of Camera-less photography. These techniques may have the potential to give me the essence of objects that once were there but no longer. They show an image that never really existed, from the light dark and shadows. Always an original and not made from a negative. “Encountered […]Read more "Camera-Less Photography"