Working on a new artist film – Directionless

I’ve been continuing the themes of the Journey to Nowhere series with a second film, called Directionless at the moment, which I have started editing, adjusting clips, cropping, trying out combinations and planning ‘scenes’, though like the previous film there is no clear plot from a to b, nor dialogue at the present. Detached from …

Music Collaboration with Stuart Corkindale

I had been thinking about sound explorations to work into a new film and friend, and very talented and versatile musician Stuart, kindly offered to record some sound with me. We worked on a few soundscapes on Stuart’s piano and also synthesiser, aiming to make some fragmented compositions with non conventional scales. It was really …

Circling Connections: Peter Fischli / David Weiss and Alexander Calder

The tongue and cheek, playful search and questioning of meaning in life and art was a major theme in the development of art in the 20th century, accompanied by a desire, starting with the Surrealists, to really subvert and later skirt around any kind of categorising of artworks. I’ve been thinking about the ‘circus’ of …

Images from new film work Journey to Nowhere

Having edited down the two contrasting chapters of the digital film I’ve been working on to around twenty minutes now, the piece seems to be getting there thankfully, though I need to get a bit of space to re-look at it again in a couple of weeks with a fresh (less bloodshot!) eye. It has …

Working on new city themed artist’s film

In the last couple of weeks, or certainly since the last heavier snows, I’ve been putting together a strange new film piece taking in lots of city and infrastructure footage, mostly gathered in and around Tokyo, but also some from the UK. The previous artist film works I showed at the Omotesando exhibition last year …

Working on new artist film projects

With the Tokyo Omotesando show coming up, I’ve been working with several parallel visual and sound ideas, one strand is the abstract film stuff which has been fun and absorbing and which I hope to exhibit alongside the drawings – after eventually pulling Traces together, which seemed to take months, I have been working on …

Abernethy Part 3 – Cairngorm mountain at night

The final Abernethy post – a speedy drawing trip up Cairn Gorm munro at midnight, looking out into the deep blue midsummer twilight sky and hill shapes. There were some good stories and laughs on this outing! The music in the driving clip we were listening to was the Billy Bragg & Wilco album “Mermaid …