Un/changing City Walk

A long time coming, but even so I thought I should put up some images and a short video of a public presentation of the results of the residency at amberPlatform. The above is an image of the installation from behind. The work was a curved cloth wall/screen. The screen was backlit and images projected from behind. People entered from the left side and entered …

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Going up Avala mountain

Benno and I truly deserve a Delft Blue plate for walking as much as we’re doing it. We started off by giving ourselves an easy time, taking a bus to the museum of the 25th of May which, incidentally, was closed. The star attraction there, however, is not the museum, but the mausoleum of Tito, …

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Stop-motion Animation Workshop

On the weekend I gave a workshop that was a short introduction to stop-motion animation simply using digital cameras or mobile phone cameras plus a basic introduction to Quicktime Pro and Adobe Flash. These applications were used to collate the images taken by the cameras to output the final animation. See images of the participants working on their animations as well as the final animations…  …

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a walk – An endurance performance…

Istiklal Caddesi is the busiest street in Istanbul. I decided to brave the 10s of 1000s, if not over 100s of 1000s of people that are walking on Istiklal Caddesi. People say that a million people walk on this street daily – I’m not sure about the numbers, but it sure does feel like it!

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Animations

I created animated GIFs exploring textures of GIF compression.

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Putting it together

Setting up and testing the circular space as the screen-space for the final work

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Material investigations

After visualising the size, it was time to investigate how to make it. We decided to look at how tents are made and investigate their materials. My prerequisites: Has to be easily assembled & disassembled Can not be a permanent structure Lightweight Screen must be semi-opaque to allow for back-projection Cost-effective I went to IMC with photographer Deniz Yilmazlar who kindly helped me to investigate …

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Visualising the circular space & size

The size of the installation I have in mind is 5 metres in diameter and decided to map out exactly how big it might be in the studio space at amberPlatform. We concluded that it would need to have an entry point hence making it a swirl in the end. Newspaper and chalk were used to map it out. The outer edges of the newspaper …

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Curves and distortions

One of my favourite places to eat, in Odun Meydani Sokak. It had vines growing for shelter as if in a village – here you could eat, drink cay and relax. It was an oasis from the business of Istanbul streets.

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Capturing light

This header image is a reflection of the amberPlatform studio but on the entry door. This image reminds me of the Pepper’s Ghost effect I saw at the Magic Lantern Society’s convention. When you take something out of context the interpretation or meaning is altered. Without all the facts one might think it’s the actual studio.

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In search of Domes…

I have been obsessed with circles for a long time and in fact one work of mine, Ringe Raja, was a geodesic dome. While here as artist-in-residence at amberPlatform Istanbul, it is my intention to extend this particular work through explorations of circular spaces. During my first week in Istanbul I was looking for an alternative to the geodesic dome and investigated alternative dome options. …

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OneSixty Characters

The work began with a call-out for people to SMS me a nursery rhyme that accompanies a childhood game.

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