Road trip portraits:
This is the first of a bunch of photographs that are to come. These are portraits of the fantastically generous people who hosted me along the way and showed me around their little slices of paradise. This kind gentleman hosted me on the Island Ocracoke, the calmest, most relaxing place i have ever been!
Driven Installation photos.
This is a video from an installation piece which I made last semester. The viewer is isolated in the magical velvet drapery and watches this video with studio headphones whilst the video is projected onto ground glass. The intention was to make a curiosity and an experience for the viewer, using the materials from my road trip along the east coast to Florida and back (portraits to come!) Why would I do this? I didn’t want to make a documentary hah. A follow up to the sound experiment piece, you can’t share an experience you can only have your own. So I made something people could experience themselves, while contemplating the drive behind curiosity and it’s pursuits.
Meant to be viewed with headphones and have no idea what it’s about and just try guessing at it, but if you want a spoiler I’ll let you in since you came all the way over to check out the video.
The installation track is playing behind interviews of people who were there to experience the installation. They give out some hint’s to what it might have been like but ultimately you missed your chance and the best you can do is listen to it in boring stereo, on your own, and interrupted by people talking over it.
I did this to create a dialogue with the viewer and fellow artist friends about the creative process and created something that played with where the line of artists control is relinquished. Some interviewees make further mention of what this means.
Collaborative with friend Stephen Brule. With a focus on technical execution, ‘Remote’ stages tense scenarios in what otherwise seem like normal mundane situations. Each actor is in their own world and the viewer can feel the barrier. (<—- abbreviated version)
My series titled ‘Ego’. If you’ve seen Guy Ritchie’s Revolver think the elevator scene, if you haven’t then see it! *semi spoiler* When the Ego isn’t confronted it condemns it’s host to fear and suffering.
So I’ve got some blogging to catch up on for my entire life i suppose, we’ll just skip into second year university.