AIR Glynn Vivian Gallery Autumn 2012. Music workshop for non-musicians creating 'family ballards'.
Endless Kiss install GMP 01/04/12
Recreation of El Lissitzys Proun Room using low resolution on line image as only source material. Made from wood existing in studio.
Install image prior to artist's talk
Image: 10,000 Reflective Copper Discs. Installation for Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City. C-bat 2004
Redplanet from The Local Group. Installation detail Oriel Davies
Gallery Newtown version 2009.Redplanet is one of 5 low resolution images
of the 5 planets visible to the naked eye taken using low quality
digital media. Redplanet is an image of Mars taken when it was
closest to the earth in 67 million years in 2004. Using a low resolution
digital camera and symbolically leaning forward, the result is 2 sparks
on the image sensor. The work is shown in a different format each
presentation. Digital print 2.0 x 1.4m
In a Big Country (dedicated to the memory of Stuart Adamson) Install view, Chapter Art Centre version 2003.In a Big Country is an example of a series of prop notice boards that were copies of existing notice boards but all the printed information was recreated as blurred and unreadable. This involved using the computer to make things unresolved and the printer to work against producing clear images. Mixed media approx. 2.4m x 1.4m
Prop (2004-present), Coed Hills woods NR Cardiff, Wales/ Flourish, Moravian Gallery,Brno, Czech Republic 2005.Prop was a Hollywood Style sign hidden in a wood and aligned tothe sunrise on the winter solstice. The date 2004AD was cut in anneal/mirrored steel and reflected back the wood around. The piece looked at the human notion of time in relation to natural time and the viewer ultimate saw their own reflection and a centred presence innature. Steel/wood 10m x 3m Digital print on Aluminium 1.3m x 0.7m
The Duchamps (2007-ongoing) detail Birmingham. The Duchamps is an on going collection of wire sculptures purchased from street vendors and named by the place of purchase. In installation form they are a collection of photographs of the objects from various angles and distances in display situations. All the vendors use the same technique but it varies as individuality enters the work. I ask for the name Marcel Duchamp and a blue flower to be made. The flower is a twist on the variation and dependent on what is available. As Photo series/20 wire pieces.
A Song for Jack, Locws International 2008, Swansea, Wales A Song For Jack was a canine tribute to Swansea Jack a hero dog from the 1930s. Dogs were auditioned and a piece of music for them to respond to based on shifting between cmaj and dmaj. The dogs were filmed in a recorded recoding studio and the music was scored for strings and performed once at the National Maritime Museum, Swansea.Two films, original music by artist and photographic document.
The voice of Angus, detail A Song For Jack 2008.As part of A Song For jack the recordings of the 8 selected dogs were transcribed into musical notation approximating the voice and documenting the spontaneous reactions of the dog as they returned to the pack.
Before Installation view (light heighten for image), Gallery B312, Montreal, Canada 2006.Before is an example of light animations. Here it is twiddling thumbs, an action the left practice side of the brain does to encourage the right creative side, the nerves swapping at the base of the neck. This is an image of the moment before an idea and it was hidden in the latent space of the gallery. 1:1 scale hand drawing animated on loop, projected as grey.
The Little Film That Had To Be, Rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London 2009Short animation of the word 'There' spinning in a hand drawn vortex and re-filmed on a mobile phone to break down resolution. Original disorientating soundtrack alternating between mayor and minor chord progressions, by artist. 2minutes 11 seconds, (infinite loop.)
Phantasien. Installation Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales 2011. 20 minute survey of a fabricated dreamcatcher based on an atomic diagram of a hydrogen atom. Filmed at night against felt and with a sound track of abstracted house noises recorded at night, Phantasein was placed to encourage the viewer to fall asleep and scenes influence the subconscious. Projected onto black cloth with fixed ripples the film had optical moments the viewer perceived at 3 dimensional. Installation/ 20minute film looped