Friday, 5 February 2016

patterntestinthehand


a busy session of heat bonding - first taking apart the material I used to make the capes as they no longer have a purpose and reusing the material to make structures for the hand - I managed to create pockets within the material, fusing rubber and using silver foil as a barrier within the structures.








Tuesday, 2 February 2016

bondingspace

playing with the properties of heat bonding on a range of materials to create a collection of sculptural bookworks - tools for the hand - reflecting on the images and films is a way of listening to what your eyes tell them. Wading through some terrible films recently after such a wonderful array of Oscar nominations but Ashby is a winner with Mickey Rourke giving a mesmerising performance and Macbeth where the mist is a main character with the stunning cinematography overshadowing the whole thing. late to the party but enjoying the cringe inducing girls - fabulous.

Friday, 29 January 2016

somefoldedfoldsworkingmagic


two short films emphasising the 'magical' element of the work - busy day at NUA yesterday but managed to view the films on the large screen in the lecture theatre - yes sometimes bigger really is the answer 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

fashionisyourfriend


I've been invited to participate in Fashion 360 - an event created to coincide with Norwich Fashion week - I'll be showing a film that explores some of the work I've been involved in around the fold - the experimental pieces created from collaborative opportunities whilst embedded in diverse range of residencies: The Robotics Department of Kings College, London, NanoDTC, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, The Costume and Textile Study Centre, Norwich and The Museum of East Anglia Life, Stowmarket. The work sought to explore possibilities afforded by the fold; utilizing visual thinking to problem solve, specifically developing the idea of change and adaption without compromising functionality, exploring the idea that a form takes the shape A; it becomes B and has the ability to return to A. 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

moretestinghands



exploring the potential of moving image and the book - I've
been working with some films I made as a continuation of the robotics work at
Kings College - trying to create something between a cold war document of the
paranormal and a close up magic show. interesting blog post from sidandjim - just
put the phone down and walk away  http://www.sidandjim.com/new-blog/2016/1/18/d-o-y-o-u-s-l-e-e-p-w-i-t-h-y-o-u-r-p-h-o-n-e-
and if you enjoy your film experience confrontational and drenched in blood see
the hateful eight and spot Tarrantino's
love of film references - my favourite was the obvious - Carrie. a great talk
from alumni of the MA Book Art course at Camberwell yesterday from collective
investigations - http://collectiveinvestigations.tumblr.com/
looking forward to the year 3 textile pecha kucha learning agreement
presentations tomorrow - potential is in the air.

testinghands