My favourite images of Kate created by Jennie.
“Photographing gravity” ?
Creative and reflective session at the University of Brighton.
Ryan commented that he found it interesting how the different weight of the beans and the stones caused a certain kind of organisation when the box moved.
Claudia commented that no matter how you move the box, it is always perfect however it lies. And that the things in the installation, including the box, become themselves. I would like to try to translate these notions to the live work that I am creating.
“Beauty untouched by humans”. Is this what we feel is landscape?
Framing the body and composing with it,
The human subject as dancer (everybody is a dancer),
and the humanity of the ‘dancer’.
The juxtaposition of the everyday with the choreographed,
Improvisation in performance.
– How adept I am with technology (even in performance mode).
– How much technology I use in the performance.
– The delay in the projected image causes the viewer to question whether it really is a representation of me. This reminds me of Walter Benjamin’s assertion that through the camera lens, “The sight of immediate reality has become an orchid in the hands of technology”, and of Rene Magritte’s La Condition Humaine (1933)
As Magritte wrote:
In front of a window seen from inside a room, I placed a painting representing exactly that portion of the landscape covered by the painting. Thus, the tree in the picture hid the tree behind it, outside the room. For the spectator, it was both inside the room within the painting and outside in the real landscape. This simultaneous existence in two different spaces is like living simultaneously in the past and in the present, as in cases of deja vu. (My italics)
Quoted in Torczyner, Harry, Magritte: Ideas and Images. New York, 1977.
This simultaneity of past and present interests me… and leads me to Bergson and Deleuze’s notions of simultaneous, but differing durations.