Sunday

In the studios - Detail of a dream part 2

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In the studios - Detail of a dream part 1

© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'


In the studios - More of a glimpse of a dream

“Anything you dream is fiction and anything you accomplish is science” (Ray Bradbury)

Another day (night actually) in the studios resolving the 2nd series of 'Just waves in space' - 'Lost in translation'. I've been using up my old - out of date film stock, the results were unpredictable.
Switching to fresh film and everything is crystal clear once more...

Eventually I may enlarge these (especially this fist one) and embellish with geometry and other drawings....

Every shot a self portrait.

Every shot a glimpse of a dream.

Every shot is a blurred moment an abstraction.

Every shot is partly chaos

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© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'
© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'























© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'


Wednesday

In the studios - Every Shot is a glimpse of a dream

“Anything you dream is fiction and anything you accomplish is science” (Ray Bradbury)

We return triumphantly to the studios to resolve the 2nd series of 'Just waves in space' - 'Lost in translation'.  Today we are finally becoming… more human.

Every shot is a self portrait.

Every shot a glimpse of a dream.

Every shot is a blurred moment.

Using old out of date polaroid film.

© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'
© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'

Monday

The night garden


To protect my vanity and the sensibilities of neighbour’s; new luxury curtains have been installed into our studios, to allow for nocturnal working…

This is something I’ve tried to avoid, but time continues to erode, I suppose every artist must make sacrifices …

#polaroid #doubleexposure #impossibleproject #justwavesinspace

Saturday

Polaroider


Polaroiding...analog film... these are the only buttons I need.

#polaroid #analog  #doubleexposure #impossibleproject #instantphoto #instantphotography #art #artist #tmwfte

Sunday

Is there bacon…

Love is the devil…

A Francis Bacon sandwich at Tate Liverpool.

This wonderful old fruit is a favourite of mine, not least for his real-life antics (The Colony Room)  but his directness about his work. When asked about his framing Bacon simply stated he ‘used rectangles to cut down scale, to highlight, to focus, to point to the figure’.

“They are intensifiers”

Its for his framing and compositon that I love Bacons work, simular to Schiele the act of focusing on the figure, the line and curve. Its been pointed out my work has some simularities, this is completely accidental, possibly unconscious.



Love is the devil…



Saturday

Carpet-burn and frog tounge's

Decided to carpet the studios today...it now feels very groovy in here.



Therapeutic carpeting occupied my time whilst I awaited the delivery of a new frog tongue for my camera, my attempt to reduce the effects of killer-crystals.

The carpeting now gives a feeling of being inside an old pub; very kitsch, it also makes these studios more child friendly; a white exhibition floor being far too slippy for little feet, also its lovely and warm underfoot and there's a warm glow.

This retro make comes from choosing a very industrial floor tile, ironically used primarily in pubs! It was cheap too - about 60% cheaper than on the high street.

I'll be back in here in a few weeks to conclude 'Lost in translation'.

Thursday

A week in the studios concludes: Killer Crystals & Newton rings

With the photo-shoot completed the remainder of this week is given over to archiving the work.

Its a lengthy process so the next 2 days will be consumed doing just this. The only consolation is I have some music at hand...

This world and body...

The type of film I use suffers from a chemical degradation nick-named killer crystals which is one reason I have to digitally scan all my work as soon as possible. I won't know for a few days if the film will survive.

Scanning to protect my prints is firstly a necessity but also it's good practise as eventually l'll need to make enlargements or reproductions.

Edit: after 2 weeks my film has now unfortunately fallen victim to this blight. Its began to yellow (or burn) areas which were very clear are now fogged and tell tale crystals have formed that will eventually eat the print. A flat-bed scanner was a wise investment.

To reiterate none of these prints are edited with after effects, all are analogue and in camera.


Detail of Lost in Translation 1.0


Scanning Polaroid's takes time as newton rings slow the process down. These interference patterns can be removed through editing, however Polaroid's (Impossible film) come with a handy fix that involves using a spent-cartridge as a scanning frame - lifting the print away from the scanning glass.

Polaroid cartridge used as flat-bed scanning frame

Due to the day job I have to postpone for a few weeks the next session of 'Lost in Translation'...after which I'll consider a small exhibition...until then...

Never throw away your old cartridges!

Wednesday

In the studios Wednesday: Lost in translation - sello taping limbs

Today’s session continues the use of sellotape except today I focus on the limbs.

Sellotape is fast becoming my favourite new costume accessory. Much like yesterday the day begins early with some tea and a rummage through some vinyl then its just loading a camera and off we go...

To be played at maximum volume...
The process of binding is becoming a ritual, but essentially I repeat the events of yesterday except today I focus solely on binding my arms, nothing else; and of course it goes something like this:

• setting a timer; running into position; binding; waiting for flash; going back to the camera; apply double exposure quirk; quickly jump back; bind some more; repeat...

There’s some chaos too - I make mistakes, miss my position, fall over etc, but also there’s a lot of exhausting lateral thinking, remembering where my limbs where, are going to be, to enable the double exposure.

And remember I only have 5 shots per cartridge of expired film.

As always there's the urge to keep going, to move onto the next session however I'm aware I need to take stock. To slow down. This is how I've planned to work - one element a day. Each one is its own performance.


© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'

© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'

© Hilton Vasey 'Just Waves in Space'

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