Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Len Lye made this animation by drawing on film in 1957.
"You draw a bit, then go to sleep, then draw a little bit more. It took eight months. I did about ten minutes worth of this stuff, collected the best bits and looked at them. I realized they were boring. I couldn't kid myself, they were absolutely boring to me. I had had it, although I knew that they were the best I could do. Then came the time I was looking around for sound to go with them. I found an absolutely marvelous African field tape of the Bagirmi tribe. I had the same kind of feeling to it, the same resonance, the same attack as the visual attack in the tone of the drum and the hand drumming. I was curious how I lost my involvement with the stuff after about ten seconds, but when I placed both together I could stay with it for three of four minutes. I am totally involved with the sensory business about motion without an intellectual story, or anything else other then just motion."
Sunday, April 22, 2012
photos: Thomas Dallas Watson
With the help of some local scoundrels, who helped facilitate a generator in a ute and projector, I played around with light and surface. Looks a little 'design facade'-y but I'm working with some ideas from this recent test.