Have just become acquainted with a blog written by old friend Norman Douglas @ Individual Electric.
A treat when in London last week was seeing the work of Mira Schendel in the retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern. Schendel is an artist I was not previously aware of - a European emigrée to Brasil whose work encompassed painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and installation. In particular her text-based works were striking examples of an art that floated somewhere between concrete poetry, typographic experiments, the practices of the lettristes and a form of abstract visual art in which layers of words, syllables, letters, symbols and graphic marks combine on surfaces that are both observed and read simultaneously. Another stand-out work was an installation of hanging (nylon?) threads that formed a kind of cloud in the space, so that audience members at the other side of the installation appeared to melt into the material of the artwork.
Images from my latest work, installed in the Kunnskapsportal (Knowledge Portal) at St. Olavshospital, Trondheim. The work is entitled ep / 4 / so (electronic paintings for St. Olav's) and consists of a series of short, semi-abstract visual pieces displayed on a large LED screen in the foyer of the research center. The videos were all conformed to the format and resolution of the screen which is 5.3 meters high and 4.9 meters wide, with a resolution of 1408 x 1536 pixels. The video material was all shot on HD, then composited in Final Cut pro using a custom screen size to match the LED display. The imagery will be shown at fixed times each day. At other times the screen is used as an interactive display channel for information about medical research. The screen goes live on 25 September, when the building opens.
New work: Tracings, installation in This Must Be The Place (pick me up and turn me round) at Kino Kino, Sandnes
Tracings - installation consisting of black and white HD video projection onto a suspended screen, a colour LED HD monitor reflecting coloured light onto the wall, a small digital photo frame showing a colour negative verskon of the video displayed on the LED monitor, and a 35 mm slide series projected on the rear of the hanging screen. In the same space is a 12 channel sound installation by Trond Lossius, Signe Lidén and Morten Eide Pedersen, which complements and completes the installation. All imagery recorded in the mould stores of the former Spode ceramics factory at Stoke on Trent, UK, during workshops arranged as part of the art research project Topographies of The Obsolete.