So within this term I have also been making objects spin to turn work into GIF’s.
The results are as follows:
Over the summer me and some current and ex Lancaster students ran this show in Liverpool.
I feel this info section reflects some of my thinking at the time well.
RE | CREATION Group Show Exhibition Opening
We will be showing a small amount of new work from 2016.
Considering notions of Re-creation and Recreation, through this group show, the artists comment on the condition of space and ownership: a foundation of the community. They explore the territorial markers of architecture and the built environment which constructed and strengthened communities and now more so than ever the virtual space and the extension of the community to the world wide web, the push and pull, the expansion and implosion of our spaces.
So much of our lives are about memes, and like the cycles of the GIF, each day we return to the start at the end. Through virtual social platforms we find a network; people who like Avocados or David Bowie as much as we do, and the streets of the estate outside of the screen seem empty, a world without emoji.
What is material and matter as it coincides with the digital seeking physical co-existence? What has become of the work of art? and where is reality, the here and now?
Through unknowing, we can only laugh at the GIFs and the memes. “The cartoon has become too real” (Jordan Baseman, 2016)
Through painting, sculpture, and the GIF, we present RE | CREATION.
This line went on to form a sound piece with the transcript on my blog “So much of our lives are about memes, and like the cycles of the GIF, each day we return to the start at the end.”
Through unknowing, we can only laugh at the GIFs and the memes. “The cartoon has become too real” (Jordan Baseman, 2016). This phase from Jordan Baseman has mirrored my work highly this term. My collaborations again flow this statement, I have been making objects spin. And through this spinning motion I hope they become cartoon. Andy Holdern talks about ‘laws of motion in a cartoon landscape. And the unlike the GIF that spin till you click of my objects oscillate between real and cartoon. When they are stationary they are as they are, but when they spin - something new is introduced.