Sunday, 23 November 2008

Looking back

On a more quiet note, Jo and I have been to Spurn to say good bye for now.

Vehement elements

Ten days ago, when we had a test projection on the 1:3 maquettes of the threaded screens, a friend said: 'this looks like a body'. He was talking about the yellow buoy being tossed about in the video.
This comment brought back the vehemence of the sea as I had felt it during the performance. And again it brought to mind the book I had read about the history of the Spurn Lifeboat Station, the first one hundred years. (see: Books about Spurn)
Or rather, I recalled some of the countless tales that describe the life and drama of the lifeboat families at Spurn Point 100 to 200 years ago. - And in the light of these stories the buoys slightly seemed to shift their hue and meaning.

(Extract from Spurn notebook)

Images: Jo Millett

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Wide Screen

Another test to project the Fr-agile footage of the whole scenery (click here to see projection of close-ups). The curved screen consists of about 25 threads /inch and is composed of different materials to find out which threads work best.

Maquette 120 x 120 x 70cm (1:3) of wide screen

View from right hand side

Fr-agile / wide screen 2 from Onspurn Artist on Vimeo.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Another screen

A screen stretching between floor and wall (as in post of 10 Sept 08) seems to be good to project close-ups. So, I've been working to find a shape to project some footage of the whole of the scenery.

Currently I'm building such a 'wide-screen', about 1:3 in scale, as well as a new close-up screen.