Another week of art handling at KMAC ! I really enjoyed helping with the installation of this show.
This time I finally felt like I was getting into a groove and was a bit more confidant with what I was doing. I of course fucked up and repainted a pedestal pink when it was supposed to be white but the curator said he liked it so its almost like I didn't do anything wrong hahaha !
Installed my piece at IUS. I was happier with this version of the install, I think the work fits better in a small space compared to the crit area at UofL. It had an intimacy that I personally enjoyed. I also think it works better with the sound aspect. I am not totally satisfied with the documentation. I was planning to use the photos I took and then add the audio and make it a video. But honestly I took some video with my phone and I really enjoy the slight movement of my hand versus the stillness of a photograph/a video taken on a tripod. I think the added movement really does something for the work.
After critique I finally took photos of my wood work from earlier in the semester. Thank god for mr. max helping me use GHs camera. I think it might finally be time to purchase a camera bc Car is leaving and I have been borrowing theirs for two years. Now I just need to edit the photos for my little portfolio.
My final year of post-bacc was not what I expected but damn I maybe learned the most about my art making process this year. God only knows what comes next for me. Thanks Brian <3
testing, testing, testing ! I grabbed a projector from the gear lab and it worked waaaay better. I also chatted with Liv and Jazz and they told me that to get rid of the full rectangle to use lighting within the space and it works!
Quick mid week break I did some art handing again at KMAC and it was v fun ! I got to pack up the exhibition and next week I come back to install the next one ! I am definitely feeling more confidant with my art handling shit. Last time I felt nervous about fucking things up, but this time I kind of embraced the fact that I have no idea what I am doing and was honest with the people I was working with and it turned out better.
Okay so back to my work ! Since I feel pretty good about the projection, now for the audio. I didn't like the video but I did like the audio so I isolated it and have been messing around with it. So far I've removed anything that I don't enjoy (plane going over the studio, people talking outside, etc.) Its down to 8 minutes now, I'm working on blending it together so its seamless / you cant tell that its all cut up ! After I test that out I might do some layering just to see what thats like. It's all new a scary...
The day finally came and I recorded my performance piece !
So thankful to Max and Simon for being my best buds and supporting me literally !
I ended up going for about 10 minutes moving my body through the ceramic form. We recorded video of course I did this at the U of L crit space. Overall I felt really disappointed in how long I lasted, I was hoping to go for much longer but my arms were starting to give out. I decided the next day upon reviewing the video that I didn't like it very much, but luckily Max was kind enough to take photos of my after the performance, which I love.
Even though I feel like the bruises all over my thighs are more powerful, this image is much more striking and unfortunately I found all my tattoos kind of distracting. But the one of my butt I think really encapsulates the idea of the work and demonstrates the physical effects that the ceramic had on my body !
I decided that I wanted to remove the parts of my body that were not within the frame of the ceramic for the projection/final piece.
My first attempt at projecting didn't exactly work out as planned. I hated the way that the projector was working in general (I was using U of Ls) and was not happy with how the entire rectangle of light surrounds the image. Checking in with bestie Tiffany about these issues !