March 2012


April 30, 2012 by Claire Weetman   Comments (0)

Video link: http://claireweetman.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/watermark.html

Watermark was a 90 minute intervention on Barbosa Park, Istanbul on 29 March 2012.  Claire painted water onto a course of adjacent paving stones, drawing a line that follows a prominent route taken across that space by pedestrians. The water dries and the line documenting the movement of the people fades and disappears, echoing the temporal nature of people's presence in that place.

I've used the skills picked up at Salford as part of the AA2A scheme to edit this excerpt together, along with the video editing facilities there.  Think this is going to be a really useful thing for my practice as it develops in the coming years.


April 27, 2012 by Claire Weetman   Comments (0)

Unable to embed a video here, so go visit: http://www.claireweetman.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/spread.html to see what i'm on about

Spread is the third in a series of animated drawings onto mountcard.  They take inspiration from Richard Serra's verb works, where he created sculptures in response to words such as 'to roll', 'to crumple' or 'to cut'.  This series started from an animation skills workshop I attended whilst here at Salford on the AA2A, and the 3 works so far have all been made here in some way or other - either physically made here, using the copystand available from the photography studio, or edited using the DV suite.  Spread was made whilst I was out in Istanbul at the end of March, and I've been trying to get to grips with FInal Cut Pro at Salford today.  Still not quite got the hang of it - struggling with ratios and formats, but I've learnt so much just by getting on and doing it - that and the technicians are on hand to give guidance and starting points.

I'm going to continue the series by taking some of the words from Serra's list, but also include words that have an inherent feeling of movement in them too, then create a series of drawings using cut away mountcard.  So far I've made 'descend', 'curve' and 'spread'.  More to follow over the process of time.  Longlist of future words includes:

scatter, pair, surround, lift, follow, fall, shuffle, jump, loop, grow, criss-cross, ramble,