A bit more detail on the In debt Saving Seed Project now that the dust has settled on that one.Great prject all things considered, a good blend of subject matter and an approach that was going to require me to do something Id never done before. My favorite project are always the ones here I go in not know if, let alone how I was going to pull them off and this was definitely one of those.
Complicating matters further I was back and forth to Singapore quite a bit, working on the 50 Bridges animation project. Another excellent thing to be doing that warrants a more detailed post of its own but multi-tasking has never been one of my strong points.
The seven prints that were finally selected for the exhibition are below. They are amongst my favourites but really it cam down to the space at CCP dictating the number of prints that woud fit at the desired size (7 plus 2 videos) and then selecting, within that, what worked with each other, and covered the range of what I was trying to explore.
And a few stills from the videos.
These were shot with a video camera and then processed so that each new frame was “added” to the last (in the photoshop use of the term “add”… though I made up a sketch in quartz composer to do the job). Rendering these two out was a lot more time consuming than I would have guessed. I put them onto render around midnight the night before the install fairly sleep deprive by his point after 3 months of not a lot of sleeping. Then bed… and… up again at 6 to make the four hour drive to Melbourne and they were still chugging away. Shifted computer to the car running off cigarette lighter. Drove to Melbourne, rendering all the way pulled up outside CCP and it still had 5 min to go. Rested my eyes for those 5 glorious minutes. “Bing” done. walk in to CCP and comence the install.
Here’s those couple of shots again of the install.(I was off tinkering with the videos while Kara and Alison did all the heavy lifting)
And the launch that night…
And here is a (rather blurry) shot of how it looked going up at Horsham Regional Art Gallery (must have forgotten to take the phone out of my lunch box before I took this).
And this is a trip we did with the Natimuk school kids for a final look at the work before it was all pulled down.
Posing in front of their handy work. This field of canola was created by four kids marching up and down the field with iPads at night for a 45 minute shot whilst I barked orders from the sidelines.
I feel like I could easily have put up twice as many images without it getting repetitive but by the same token… Seven gave a pretty good cross-section of the work. Here are a few teasers from the B-List.
Seems to be a bit of interest in the series so hopefully there will be an opportunity down the track for some of the others to have their moment.