Monday, 29 February 2016

The Village People

the drawn village people

The Village People:

I walked through my workshop this evening and saw these figures standing on the table exactly where I left them about two months ago!

The Imagined Villagers, 
I was going to take them down to the beach and try and make an animated video experimenting with styles an techniques. 
I wanted the sea moving in the background behind them
I was going to try and realise imagined characters from the origininal Hampton Community.
A working oyster and fishing community in the 1900's  
I wanted to see if they developed their own life stories.
Stories and feed back from people who saw the video or saw the figures exhibited, moved them about, rearranged them.
I might have made some 'props' things to group together make scenes with, regroup with different items to generate new stories.

Adding to their lives and re-creating the community

I havn't got the time to do that now and things have moved on anyway.

the filtered village people
They would be giants, if they walked amongst the imagined village model of white houses.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Memory Houses and Radio Lines

Memory Houses
As an exhibition with no specific theme into which I entered my ‘Memory Houses’, houses made from old family maps used on walks, cycle rides and camping holidays, comes to an end, another starts this time themed, Radio Heads, into which I am entering my ‘Inside - Out’ houses, thus named as they are made from wallpaper, with the addition of lines from radio programmes and dramas coming out of the windows fading away into the atmosphere… 

Radio Lines 
The ‘Memory Houses’ attracted a lot of interest, I’m not sure if it’s because they are made from maps or because they are quaint little houses, so it will be interesting to see how people react to the Inside - Out, Radio Lines ones.