Sharon Haward

day five

…now need to test out how to try projected work without having to build a room ! small scale projections onto objects…as need to find ways of showing work without a big hoo-ha ! so tested a few ideas out …

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…projecting films onto white box and mirror ….

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….trying the Processing sketch onto box seems to work ok …so need to explore this more fully ….

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…had a last push to make another quick video with some of the captured screen recording – this time a 2 way conversation -first person mouthing something…… mostly inaudible….other person saying ….no no no …

…finally tested new camcorder to find that SD card didn’t work in it …so need to order a new one….nothing is ever straight forward ! also forgot camera and had to borrow one …feeling a bit weary in a kind of exhilarated way …5 days of 7 ish hours of creativity is so great and quite addictive ….only sorry not to be here next week to let things started unfold a little…..

day four

…so plan is to test out mouth with projector …which works well on a large scale on the wall – could it be played off small dvd, on a stick stuck in a silver brick with some chaotic yellow scribble around the dvd ?

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next step – set up Processing sketch from MA and play around …try and get some decent photographs and use other artists as keen audience to make it interactive …a touch cheesy maybe !

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…other artists enjoy interactivity and time delay on this sketch …. never really sure if it isn’t just too obvious !…anyway it’s good to get a postive reaction as haven’t really tested it out much before….the time delay is linked to a more naturalistic view from webcam ….rather smudgy and not unlike an impressionist painting – prob dirt on the lens !

…spent soem time testing speakers and working out how best to get them working with the projector – helps to use the remote to adjust volume !

day three

….so the more you do the more ideas pop into your head…. but only a few days left to make something happen and test a few more things …driving over thought of disembodied mouth …everything yellow …uttering, muttering….whispering…inconclusive dialogue……like a dream when you are saying/shouting something important but no one can hear you …or you explain something in a rush and no one understands what you are saying… or when you are convinced that you have said something but you’ve made no sound... happens all the time ! mouth moving but no words come out ….. remember a Beckett play with just a mouth look it up and works well – so make screen recording and we’re off …..

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..start with this …but it’s crude …which I quite like ….. but now can’t get it to move …..attracted to the idea of rough and ready usage of digital images….. a kind of rudimentary cut and paste with no refinement …..

 

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……..this is better…more contained but moving towards a kind of abstract moving blob …. developing the sound is the most difficult part….don’t want individual words to be recognisable or any sense to come through …just aiming for a layering of voice sounds …husky, babbling, sort of works with existing sound track….speeding up and slowing down sounds sounds too mannered so just keep copying, pasting and misaligning 5 or 6 tracks …fiddly and frustrating …have to leave studio and go to quite space as microphone picks us every intake of breath footstep and cough …..

…other artists doing some exciting work …building stuff with chicken wire, printing off images from acetate, drawing with charcoal, rolling skating across ash and stop-framing dripping ink – immediately want to do all these things too …feel like am not perhaps joining in as much as I should ….but also aware that I need to make the most of the time I have ……

day two

….getting things out of my system …will have a go at animated gif…a way of making fast moving images possibly to be inserted into film – though resolution is low … select images from internet and play around with gifmaker.com …very entertaining but perhaps not v meaningful …. can also use a screen recording to make a moving gif…..

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…so all good fun …simpler than trying to do it in photoshop, but little control over timing …. instant gratification though !

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……a little frantic …can mess around at slow 750 or normal 500 or fast 250 ……how owuld this work with facial features ? could be a little crude for anything subtle …. could try laughing ha ha ha ….crying boo hoo ……anger grr grr …funny maybe …… a disembodied mouth maybe ……words/sounds/whispers/implications/confusion/ …..something to think about tomorrow …..

day one

…rush rush …only have a week to try out some new stuff and test a few ideas/practical things…first orientate myself in the place – photos via bent mirror – distortion of reality ……..reality looking like a photoshop effect > images scratchy so looking less photoshoppy and more  ambiguous……

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secondly  …… check out and review Processing, go though old sketches and see what’s what  … Processsing used by UVA at Towner recently – kind of abstract moving squares/rectangles ……hmm seem to have forgotten a fair bit but online tutorials lead me back into basics of swinging shapes around an axis…. try not to overthink so will just follow my nose… reminder a rectangle is – rect (250, 200, 150, 100): first 2 numbers locate top left corner next 2 locate x and y axis -….do ellipse , colour fill, stroke and so on …. getting more complicated – void setup comes before void draw – and if I want things to move have to follow the mouse (mousePresssed) …it’s all coming back to me ….. could do with a week just doing this

 

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