Some of the branding ideas for the logo of LA Lux, some older (very rough) ideas mixed in with newer ones. I still think it's got a ways to go, but the chunkier logos at the bottom are definitely where it is at.
Quite a rough experiment while I was learning to use After Effects expressions properly, similar effect used in the second half of the video to previous works. Mostly I was just interested in the eternal loop of moving circles I got to work!
No audio, Low Quality render.
The album was a combination of all the work I've put together until now, in some ways hastened by the excitement of getting the album published officially, the album is very much about where I was at a particular time and proudly reflects the works created at this period.
I eagerly anticipate to putting together a fuller and more conceptually realised album in the future alongside my future university work being exhibited in June.
As you may have noticed via my Instagram page I recently took part in a group show called Intermission in Catalyst Arts Belfast. I have added a teaser from one of the sections below, as well as an audio playlist (below below) from my Soundcloud containing some of the audio shown at intermission (and some that wound up on the cutting room floor!).
Coming back onto the course the work I have been posting on my Instagram page over the summer greatly influenced the direction of my practice. I started the works for this year taking lead from the final piece from first year, but influenced by texture and pattern.
I have included a rough, low-res example of a current experiment using text to texturise the animations
This piece is set to explore the agoraphobia that can be experienced within a nightclub environment. Through a considered use of staggered colours and overly stimulating audio the piece isolates the viewer with a single set of headphones to set them in an intense and uncomfortable environment.
I would like to thank everyone who attended the show and offered me their support during a very stressful period. The return to video and audio was a huge personal triumph and the feedback I received helped make the decision worthwhile.
Exploring the previous circular nature in the works I wanted to begin working with a basic form of animation. The pieces were initially to be reflective of the contextual references which my work was exploring at the time regarding child-like nature and child's play. The circles nature in combination alongside a spinning-top, child's toy.
Due to the experimental nature of the first year on the MFA course I began my first semester exploring sculptural, three dimensional forms. Combining architecture and space ("The Final Frontier") the pieces were envisioned to be installation works. Viewers would be able to view the sculptures in a forced perspective that resembled the photographic elements in the pictures below.
The perception of time past, present, and, moving towards a speculated end to the universe, through a symbolic use of colour, imagery and distortion is explored in this video. The use of video is crucial to allow the manipulation in the visual imagery and sound, which are both intentionally warped paralleling the universe throughout time.
Moving through five infrared themed sections inspired by the transfer of energy throughout the universe, the work conceptually presents a interpreted summary of time. The five sections are: Before the Bang; The Immense Beginning; The Flourish of Life; Hypothetically Inhabitable; Perpetually Dying.
In a literal sense the video examines the passing of time.
Visually it plays with colour, motion and symmetry.
Symbolically it considers the order of the universe from the past through to a theorised future.
Size: 1920x1080, 25fps
Full Runtime: 5 minutes.
How fragile is the life of our loved ones?
Using a flat bed scanner for the correlation to scanning equipment within hospitals these images were using family members who had suffered a trauma or was showing visible fragility.
When I began this piece I was examining the area around the abandoned Visteon factory in Ladybrook, West Belfast.
The plant supplied parts to Ford for manufacturing and was closed under suspicious circumstances.
During the research of the factory I noticed there was a lot of linear qualities around, the various types of fence, the curb, the gate, barbed wire. I started to think about the area in a linear way and decided to use a scanner to record the area.
The scanner records across the area slowly on a horizontal plane and allows for distortions in the subject (e.g. moving blades of grass).
Image is a series of 8.
Whilst researching the amygdala (the area of the brain known to be mostly responsible for the feeling of fear and the hormones associated), I developed an interest in fear itself.
I retraced a regular journey home I would make as a child that terrified me.
Mixing photography and video stills to try create a fictitious escape, inspired by the tale of "Maggie's Leap" from Newcastle, County Down.
Travelling from the Dundrum Road in County Down, towards the cliffs of Maggie's leap.
Inspired by the talks and research by Sir Ken Robinson. By examining the role of education in creating a dulled down public was explored through the images.
The teacher imprinting themselves on the children in the midst of the children's creativity and attempt to express themselves. Which is, in many cases, repressed.