27 June 2009

Test projections

Projection-tests with some video footage Jo had prepared. The size of the studio space forced me to project from the hall outside the studio through the door to get a reasonable distance to the screen. So, the set-up isn't as planned but nevertheless gives a taste of what it will look like.

22 June 2009

The last band is released and fixed at the bottom.

18 June 2009

The second half

Joining the two parts of the screen is a tricky step which I dread a bit. After some hiccups I'm forced to take things slowly. And finally... step by step it all seems to take shape.

5 June 2009

1 June 2009

Seascape screen





















This screen is composed of 30 silk threads per inch which contract to about 55 tpi because of the twisted shape.
Currently I'm fixing three of the six bands needed. It takes quite a while to adjust the threads' tension and the density at the bottom. Lots of tiny movements, but after a day I feel as tired as if I'd really worked... Yet - I had a visit from a small assistant, probably interested in helping me: a spider (can you see it on the image?).