Alison Lucy's Blog

December 18, 2009, 21:24
Filed under: Location

The last post filed under Location was a bit of a depressing one. Despite not updating the blog on our progress Tor and I managed to show the completed paper cut out ‘Garden Scene’ in time for the Research Project Exhibition on Wednesday 18th November. Luckily we also had our rather elaborate paper set to display too.

The problem was that we now had other work to be getting on with. We needed to get the balance right between working on our other briefs and completing what we had put so much time, effort and thought into. Somehow, in the time between the last wash and closing time at the Spruce Goose launderette each night, we managed to re-shoot the deleted scenes and complete filming in the next couple of weeks. It was rewarding to begin editing and start seeing it all come together with music and credits before Christmas. Our newly titled ‘Cycle’ animation is something I’m really proud of. I’ll hopefully manage upload this rather huge file onto youtube soon. Below is the scene we showed at the exhibition.


Hidden Ideas
December 18, 2009, 14:04
Filed under: Hidden

I’ve been struggling a bit recently. Got into the research side of the project initially and although I felt pleased with my general direction in terms of non-spaces it was the symbol of the black rectangle representative of my hard-drive that I felt I wanted to tackle the most.

The thought of making my hard-drive useful again in some way by creating work relating to the incident seemed to make the loss of work a lot easier to handle. Hopefully it would create an interesting project at the same time. I wasn’t sure whether to approach this by taking screen shots of all hidden symbolism within ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, looking out for all the rectangles as ‘hidden symbols’ but I felt it was time to start making again.

Paper manipulation is something that I’ve only looked at a little bit in a previous project but it seemed to be fitting to work in 3d in order to capture the sense that something is within the depths of my hard-drive.

Julien Vallee is an artist I was introduced to recently whose work I thought was rather slick, and the geometric shapes he uses is useful to look a† in regards to the rectangle symbolism I was using in my work also.

Below are some not so wonderful photographs of some paper experiments I did with my hard-drive.