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River Drawing Experiment Video

I wanted to experiment with mixing some of the material I had gathered from moving image, night time stills and drawings from the off cuts of boat building from the Workman’s Boat Club. I am interested in layering the media and materials echoing the forms and blurring between drawing and still image and looking at the moving image as a constantly moving tracing line so sometimes the forms hover or appear to be there like an afterimage or echo.

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Experimental Interventions on the Towpath II

Rowing Video Projected

We have been experimenting with projecting videos from the project in the natural and built environment along the towpath in preparation for the Sounding Lines Multimedia Art Trail this Saturday 30th August 11am-4pm starting from Kilsheelan (first 2.5km along towpath towards Carrick on Suir) as part of National Heritage Week. All welcome!



Here a short video from one of the arched Boat Sheds.

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Suir Dragon Paddlers

We were privileged to be invited to go out paddling with the Suir Dragon Paddlers last Friday. Suir Dragon Paddlers – CRC is a dragon boat team of breast cancer survivors their friends and families of all ages and abilities, set up in February 2013.  Amazing for us to experience the team work and the beautiful sounds and the rhythms created by the paddlers. Here’s a short video.

Website link here: http://www.suirdragonpaddlers.com/


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River Suir at Golden Mirrored


With the River Suir swelled with the flooding I was mesmerised by the flowing patterns in the water – the dual flowing patterns.  By cutting the horizon line while videoing I feel this has a somewhat disorientating effect and focuses on the speed and patterns in the rivers movement, heightened by the monochromatic. I have experimented with mirroring the video so its direction is reversed and goes back on itself.


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Water Drawings Back in the Studio

B Drawing

I wanted to work with some of the blind drawings from the Golden to Cashel walk and so have started experimenting with animating drawing techniques – simple stop frame using a repeated shape over and over to cover the surface of the drawing area. As with Maree I want to use this blog as a visual and research diary – adding work as I go along and including links of interest that I come across from different sources.

Here’s my first experiment with animating drawing:


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Golden to Cashel Walk

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On the second of our exploratory walks along the River Suir – starting in Golden along the river I was struck by the playing of the low winter sunlight on the surface of the water. The near monochromatic qualities of the moving water with flashes of sunlight creating constantly moving abstract shapes and forms. Each one unique. I did some quick blind drawings which I will work on back in the studio.

Here’s a short video: