Out of the Centre
Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax
August 2016 - February 2017
I was awarded the CFAT Media Arts Scholarship in 2016 which provides training and workshops in video, sound, lighting, animation and electronics. As part of the scholarship, I was paired with a mentor, Susan Tooke, a prominent painter and media artist (and an all round lovely inspirational person).
Detached Objects is an investigation into stone and its human-lithic relationship with the development of the human mind. Heavy physical ceramic objects that resemble stones or asteroids have been animated, distorting our perceptions on their size, scale, and weight. The title refers to comets that inhabit the distant regions of our Solar System, and it is theorised by scientists that the impact upon the Earth of one or more of these objects may have been the catalyst for life as we know it.
Detached Objects was screened from 3 projectors which projected simultaneously onto sheer fabric in the central courtyard space. It snowed during the screening which enhanced the effect, dancing in the projected light, and shimmering on the fabric. Each of the detached objects had a sonic audio personality which appeared as each of the objects appeared in the dark.
Detached Objects - the animation
Detached Objects - footage from the event
Centre for Art Tapes