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.
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.
Over the course of a month we downloaded images every day from 6am-9pm from the webcam situated in Clonmel to gauge water levels on the River Suir.
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/
Our first opportunity to go out on the boat with Ralph Callaghan.
And some sound recordings from the day.
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.