I want to break this conception that artistic work comes from ideas, personas and themes, and instead focus on how a person develops their own life/spirit within an event or form.Skye Gellmann
New chinese pole video from my work “Snow.”
On the precipice. Out of the cave. On the other side.
You snow. You enter the sensory depravation tank.
You snow. Stay there for a long time. Snow is you.
In melted snow, in the tank, you are the wave of destruction. A white interruption. An encounter. A TV tuned to static. When you emerge from the tank you start to rebuild. From darkness into light.
Melted snow is mud.
Just made a quick first take of this old song I wrote many years ago now. Hopefully I’ll record it multiple times in the future. New shirt.
Paying homage to another time. 6 years have passed, 2008, feels like yesterday. I’m surprised how fast these times have slipped away from me. We squatted for a year in South Yarra, in a cluster of apartments that we named The Fortress.
Then I moved further south into cupboards, onto rooftops, spare rooms and studio floors. Winter knocked me bout sideways till I was like an animal. For over two years, I’d climbed into so many roof cavities my white singlets had turned brown. There was murder in my thoughts and hearts were broken. Everybody watched me, but nobody saw. I climbed fences. Shifted glass louvers. Taped fire exits open, knew about drain pipes, how to rewire a fuse box, change a lock and cook with a kettle. Bartenders were shaman. I shacked up in caravans, slept in rotundas, head on legs and face cold - six thirty AM is the coldest most crisp and memorable part, the rest is a paranoid blur.
Shooting yesterday with good ol’ Trip 35. I’ve been developing my own negatives lately, one day turn around with negs is quite empowering!
Day 4 - PACT Space Program - some new things developing! And colours.. that’s new!
Creative Dev Day 3, at PACT. Starting to look more full, but trust me.. It’s so rough!
PACT space program - creative development day 2!
News goes I’m being creative in the PACT centre for emerging artists space all of the coming week. The idea is to extent on the most interesting parts of “Blindscape” exploring location, audio recording from physical movements I develop and finding some new uses of the iTouch devices. Very excited for the “end user; or, snow” creative dev!
Good start 2014!