Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Susan Hiller

Susan Hiller makes a lot of installation art work based around audio experience such as Witness in 2000 with earphones hanging from the ceiling, recordings in various languages describing UFO experiences. Which is reviewed by the Guardian here. and Wild Talents in 1997 which had 2 video projections, one monitor, lights, chair. described as a video and sound installation that works specifically with childhood themes: the unpredictablilty and threat of spontaneous unfocussed special abilities such as telekinesis or precognition, ‘wild talents ‘that, in a different context could be understood as traditional aspects of mystical religious experience. The work consists of two dramatic wall size projections using separate but paired images as well as a separate video component which combine to generate a work and space that startlingly questions the meanings of deviant experiences and knowleges as well as interrogating the nature of faith, the ways we understand belief and exploring our need for myth and fable. by the EAF website I like her projected visuals and hanging speakers these installations give off a very surreal but inviting look to the rooms, as if your stepping into the minds of the individuals the pieces are made about.


Going to settle on Yuko with the Diesel brief because Steve Jansen has enough cool artwork and Yuko isnt all that well known. Their music is really cool though and I think my artwork lend itself better to their music in general. I like their light acoustic sounding instruments and rough vocals that mumble behind the guitar sometimes, it sounds very organic and familiar. I want to get that rough spontaneousness in my drawing and the way you experience them.

steve jansen

Looking at some of the things steve jansens has been up to it would be amazing to try and get this sort of feel to the space im creating these are some extracts from 'SWIMMING IN QUALIA-ASCENT' : Visuals by SHOKO ISE. Audio by STEVE JANSEN

Sketchbook work on Diesel brief

Finally got round to uploading some of the sketchbook work ive been doing for this new project for Diesel D&AD competition. We have to create a illustrated innovative response to two tracks by the same musician. I had been working on making an installation showing my illustrations while you hear the music and walk through a room. I intend to immerse you, the viewer, in the songs and the experience of listening to music using your other senses as well. I have been experimenting with imagery for a selection of artists deciding which would be best to use for this experience. The main artists I have been looking at have been Steve Jansenbrother of David Sylvian and drummer to Nine Horses. And alsoYuko Electronica / Indie band from Brussels. Both with new albums out recently.