20 March 2017

Lightning



Left: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Field photograph from 'The Long Never, 2008

Right: Lichtenberg figure from "Über elektrische Entladungsfiguren auf photographischen Platten", by Anton Blümel (Berlin, 1898)

From Stephen Ellock's page.

17 February 2017

Haven

A world at the bottom of the Mediterranean:


HAVEN from Les films engloutis on Vimeo.

The story behind

PS: ...reminds me of Jason deCaires Taylor work. 

12 January 2017




Works by Zimoun

22 October 2016

Book with no pages



Squaring the circle (study)
bookwork (threaded)
materials: cardboard, silk thread
18 x 18 x 18cm

Two identical pieces of cardboard form the jacket of a book with no pages. Stitched into the jacket are a square and a circle with the same area. When opening the 'book', a threaded drawing unfolds joining the two geometrical shapes.

9 October 2016

Large scale ballpoint pen drawings by Il Lee.



BL-1401, 2014, ballpoint pen on canvas, 84 x 121 inches (213.4 x 307.3 cm)

8 October 2016

The Topography of Tears by Rose-Lynn Fisher



"[...] a study of more than one hundred tears photographed through an optical microscope. [...]"

8 September 2016

Hatched

Images of Hatched, a piece commissioned by Amy Johnson Festival for their 'Da Vinci Engineered' exhibition this July/August in Hull.


Black waxed thread outlines a stylized pair of wings on a horizontally suspended sheet of acrylic glass. The ​shape of this 'drawing' builds the matrix for a bundle of invisible threads joining​ two​ ​acrylic s​he​e​t​s above our heads. Stitched to the vertical threads, a three-dimensional ​pair​ of wings (mohair) unfolds.

The fleeting shadow of the wings - it fluctuates with the light and weather outside - works as the counterpart of the steel weight at the bottom of the installation. 

2-D 'hatches' into 3-D - Plato's Allegory of the Cave comes to mind.



The base - acrylic glass sewn with nylon and waxed braided thread, steel plate (weight)



Mohair stitched to a matrix of nylon threads.

dimensions: 150cm x 40cm x 295cm (w x d x h)
materials: acrylic glass, nylon, waxed braided thread, mohair, steel plate

2 July 2016

Da Vinci Engineered

Throughout May/June I've been working on a new piece:
HATCHED [images] has been commissioned by Amy Johnson Festival, Hull, UK



Da Vinci Engineered, Renaissance Mechanics to Contemporary Art, is on display in a specially constructed gallery in Zebedee's Yard, off Whitefriargate - from 2 July to 21 August 2016.

"Twelve faithful reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci’s flight and wind machines loaned by Da Vinci Museum, Florence, demonstrate the remarkable prescience of this great artist and his engineering genius. Alongside these Renaissance machines, specially commissioned and selected works by contemporary artists respond to ideas of flight or explore the use of engineering in their conceptualisation, design or production.
This fascinating exhibition, curated by Lara Goodband, reminds us that the creativity of the engineer and the inspiration of the artist are two sides of the same coin of human endeavor and innovation."




25 April 2016

Salt



Salt works by Motoi Yamamoto
“Salt seems to possess a close relation with human life beyond time and space. Moreover, especially in Japan, it is indispensable in the death culture.”
(Mourners in Japan are often sprinkled with salt after leaving a funeral in order to ward off evil)

More on the story behind Motoi's work: link to video
More images: Artists without borders album

18 April 2016

Textbook - on display

TEXTBOOK is part of the semi-permanent display at Leeds University's new Gallery - Treasures of the Brotherton - as the example of artists' books in their Special Collections.
Details and opening times




This bookwork has been commissioned in 2007 on the occasion of a Special Collections exhibition at the University Gallery Leeds, curated by John McDowall and Chris Taylor as part of "pages", a project supported by the Arts Council of England.

19 February 2016

projection of water ripples...

on walls and drafting film (seven sheets 50 x 70 cm each) @ RED Gallery Hull

LIQUID LIGHT (click thumbs to enlarge)






More images on facebook

11 February 2016

LIQUID LIGHT

A site-specific installation as part of SETTING OFF at RED Gallery Hull
22 Jan – 21 Feb 2016

Water ripples projected on suspended drafting film and on surrounding walls. Seven film sheets form an arch between a pool and the skylight above
dimensions: 2.7m x 70cm x room height


A wooden frame and pond liner form a silent musical instrument. Water acts as the medium conveying the message. Light projects water ripples on the suspended drafting film and on the surrounding walls as enlarged drawings in motion.

The video below shows projections of dripping water on sheet one to four and then the entire installation.