the snee snaw transforms a see saw into a magical musical thing. the work explores several themes, and i'm happy for audiences to decode the work for themselves at whatever level they wish to.
going into aa2a i had several ideas for research and in reality it came down to experimenting and researching with sonics for a work to follow the snee snaw.
the soncs research built on the work done within the snee snaw project that uses a library of sounds. for the new work i wanted explore sounds generated in real time, in direct response to the movement of the play equipment. i worked in the sound studio at nottingham trent and really enjoyed the time and space to play.
being on the aa2a scheme helped me to further explore where my practice was and where it is going.
by the end of the time period i had completed many recordings of generated sonic responses to the movement and found that i didn't like the sounds generated in real time.
right at the end of the process i went through a revealing experience that will help me in my future career development.
this profile stands as a legacy of the research period and my revealing experience.
i remain interested in the notions of possible futures.
i follow the mantra:
play... learn... feedback...]]>
My work involves many approaches: from music to paintings; from paintings to sculpture, and from sculpture to architectural spaces. Also I would like to create works about dancing and movement covering the relation between music and its representation through dance, musicians in action performing, the swaying of bodies, movement of fingers etc. My work method will be based on direct observation of the models in question. Only observing, retaining the image and drawing, by way of sketches and outlines that would be later be further developed in the studio.
The main aim of this project is to reflect about the common roots of the different fine arts disciplines by listening and feeling a musical composition that will become drawing, painting, esculpture, 3D or architectural models, showing how deeply related they are.
This opportunity offers me a unique background where I would be able to relate every field of my work with a university frame that, together with its facilities and learning and intelectual enviroment will benefit my work, enriching not only my artistic works but also my proffessional carreer. Therefore, I can improve with my multidirectional work.
Through the range of different applications for my design work from freelance digital print design, working as a designer maker for interior products and print making, the influences for my work are diverse. Taking inspiration from every day objects to catwalk shows I am always on the look out for interesting patterns and textures to inform my work.
Though my practice working with surface pattern the strengths, weaknesses and relationships between traditional screen printing and digital printing is something I would like to explore further. I currently work with both processes separately and plan to use this opportunity to combine my knowledge and influences, exploring new ways of working using the different processes collaboratively.
I have a particular interest in applied textile design and experience working with lighting. During the residency I would like develop experimental samples for use in bespoke lighting applications to form the basis of an exhibition of new work. I would also like to generate a broader range of samples and ideas for combining the different processes for use in future collections. Please see my blog for further information about my residency project: http://redredbluetextiles.blogspot.com/