Movement - Bodies of Water
When I looked at word Movement the first thought that came to my head was water. Living beside a river at one side and a lake to the other, and grown up spending my summers at the beach, the movement and flow of water has always been so interesting to me.
When I look at my project I am keeping three questions in mind:
• If you had to explain water to a person who has never experienced it, how would you do it?
• What are the similarities between the bodies of water on earth, and the water within our bodies?
• Is water simply just a flow?
So today I decided to go out for a walk into town inspired by Stephen Shore who I had researched. His views on how we should see photography inspired me to just explore and try and look at things a different way. I kept an eye out for familiar things that I had overlooked before but that were actually aesthetically pleasing in themselves, without me having to set up or plan anything. I found this very inspiring and generally just very enjoyable. It was nice to not over-think everything and just look at the world around me.
I didn’t explore anywhere necessarily new as I only have a small area to walk around (technically 5km in each direction from Grove Island) so it is fitting into my project theme. I think I may need to narrow down from just exploring ‘day-to-day life’ and my lack of freedom/movement in it but I wasn’t thinking about that while doing this. I might focus more into the loneliness / restriction of it. Something to think about anyway.
All of these photos haven’t been edited or cropped or anything. All taken on a Pentax DSLR I borrowed.
I was looking at bars, cages and fences a lot when walking around my 5km area. I want to use them as inspiration for all of my electives as a kind of pattern or to overlay or collage. Really depicts a lack of freedom in my everyday life and that feeling of being trapped.
I was trying to just keep a lookout for anything that caught my eye. I was inspired by Shore to try to look at things a different way. I’m always drawn to big buildings as they are new to me coming from a small village. The colours and symmetry of this building caught my eye. Terracotta tones remind me of home.
Arthur’s Quay Park is one of my favourite places in Limerick just because of the green and the trees. Familiar and a place I go to often in Lockdown.
I was looking at patterns a lot while walking along. I think I can use simple images like this as a resource for any of my electives.
Again, I am drawn to differently coloured and shaped buildings. I find architecture very interested and my eye is drawn to different looking structures.
I think if I edited this and changed the contrast and it into black and white it could turn into a bit of an ominous image due to the statue’s raised arms and body language.
This image was one of the first I took just on the bridge on the way into town. I like that it came out almost black and white without me using a filter or editing at all. It captures the mood I was drawn to when looking at Crewdson and Minkkinen - a bit eery. I actually really like this photograph and I might use it again in conjunction with other more planned out photos.
“A Stolen Ringbuoy - A Stolen Life.” This phrase caught my eye in particular as its very profound and has an awful lot of meaning. The colours contrasted with the almost grey of the background I thought looked good too.
I just randomly came across this little face on the top of a fence so I took a quick picture.
The way the three traffic lights were all red really caught my eye, I took some blurry ones trying to just capture the light but I don’t love how they turned out.
Just the Supervalu trolley things beside Grove Island. I thought the pattern was very interesting. I was looking at maybe doing a colourful take on ‘day-to-day life’ with cereal boxes etc and taking a less serious, more quirky take on it so the colours kinda reminded me of that idea.
Again, the feeling of being caged depicted by these gates and the light shining through.
Three types of animation-
Digital 2D animation - e.g CMYK - Drawing digitally to create an animation = drawing a circle instead of a soccer ball. This process requires some form of application to join frames.
CMYK from Ronda on Vimeo.
Erasure Animation - e.g remembrance of times past - Continuously adding and erasing from a tangible 2D piece, in between alterations, a photo is taken; this creates a frame. This can be created on your phone. Remembrance of Times Past by Casey Thornton
Stop Motion - e.g ain’t got far to go. Like erasure animation this process involes taking photos after each move, but stop motion is not limited to traditional drawing materials. clay stop motion is an example. A stop motion music video by Maria Blackwell.
Insufficient wind from window. Hairdryer assist.
Monday 星期一 - 台北市的氣溫感覺有點回升，但是到了傍晚後氣溫又開始轉涼了 ～ 下午開會後，直接到健身房健身直到剛剛⋯ 今晚！還是稍微的鍛鍊腿部，當然還有胸部的鍛鍊喔！😊
Friday, January 29th - 6:00-8:00pm
Join Taja Lindley on an Artist Talk and Film Screening!
Can we grow gardens out of graves? How can we recycle the energy of protest, rage and grief into creating a world where indeed Black Lives Matter? What is the role of memory in our movement building work? And who will be responsible for this labor? These are the questions that haunt the work of visual and performance artist Taja Lindley.
As a memory worker, Lindley explores what has been abandoned, erased, silenced or distorted in our individual and collective consciousness. During her artist talk, she will screen her short film “This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering” and will discuss her most recent projects: “The Bag Lady Manifesta” and the “Birth Justice Podcast NYC.” There will be time for community conversation and Q&A.
Ọmọlólù / Ma’at Works Dance Collective / Ricky
Sunday, January 31st, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Join the finale of our opening weekend with these three powerhouse healing artists!
Believing in the depth of healing that resounds in blx sonic force ọmọlólù will give a sonic offering. Using harmonized loops and mantras ọmọlólù hopes to welcome folx who bare witness into a state of ease, reflection and blx ecstatix bliss.
Ma’at Works Dance Collective
This offering is a meditation in nature, a practice of process, tenderness and stillness. A conversation with the tree branches, the stream, the birds and the sky. I’m interested in what helps to heal black bodies and I think mending our relationship with the woods is a great place to begin.
for those in between: a meditation on black mania, magic, and multidimensional living
All events are ASL Interpreted.
Sometimes all you have to do is take that first step. -w.a.m.
Recorded myself during a waving dance class today. It was fun, learned some shit, felt the burn.
I recreated the black panther look in honor of this movement ✨☮️✊🏾
We all know we need to move, to exercise, blah, blah, blah. But I have come to notice the “lack of chat” about mindful movement. I have been, over the past few months, attempting this practice. Consciously choosing to be aware of my physical actions- my posture, HOW often I move, HOW I move, and when working out being sure I balance: strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance training.
Fashion performance art
•One of my favorite moments in fashion history was Alexander McQueens Spring/Summer 1999 collection were Shalom Harlow emerged on a revolving platform whilst two robots spray painted her. Here Alexander combined both fashion and performance art into one spectacular emotional piece to depict the Arts and Crafts movement and new technology.
•I decided to create mark making tooks with items I had at hand such as a fork, spoon, candle and my own finger print. I admired the lose flowing texture that captured the essence of waves.
Today I did the mark making exercise and had a lot of fun with the process. The piece ended up being semi-abstract and the more I looked at the image the more constructs such as faces and animals were to be found. Even when rotating the image it became almost like a brand new image displaying even more unique constructs.
Here are the materials i used including my fingers so that i could flick paint.