Friday, 19 June 2009

You Are Invited.

Many Hands Make Cosmic Texture

Experimental Wormhands #1 and Wormhands#2.

Too see the strange and beautiful film .
Superluminal wormhole travel and theories of interconnection.There is a lot of theory out there. Discovered the theoetical existance of `exotic matter` (ooooooo, negative mass and negative energy!?!), yesterday, and white holes (other end of a wormhole), and cosmic texture, which is -thoughts on reasons for large cold spots in the comic ( -Oops typo`, I ment cosmic!) microwave background, bigger than anything ever thought of before. Its so out there (literally), it makes me laugh out loud. It`s just like crochet with words. A different language , with its own tension and stitches. Still involving string theory, and cosmic texture and loops in space and lines of time. I love it .

I understand from Jake this film took hours of editing and rendering. Its amazing. Very busy with itself, it fidgets and multiplies into and out of time, going rhythmnically everywhere and nowhere. Superb! Crocheted discourse between matter and time.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Loop Augumentation

The beginning of the end! At the speed of light.
Still from inside the wormhole filmed with a webcam. The links to the film are as before.

`In the matter of physics, the first lessons should contain nothing but what is experimental and interesting to see. A pretty experiment in itself is often more valuable than twenty formulae extracted from our minds`.

Albert Einstein

We have been playing around with pretty things ,indeed! Strange and beautiful. In search of elusive originality. Or an original take on the old. This is the last month of the three month project, and so far so good. Many new ideas, and maybe even a space to experiment in. This last period is mainly going to be spent editing and experimenting with the film we have already made. We have collected a lot of information, and some of the results can only be judged when they are projected and maybe layered and even maybe filmed again. Searching the obvious spaces in an ever expanding universe, for intra- spaces, to fill the gaps between the loops.

So,I have ordered my new DVD projector today, which is uber- exciting.
`I ask you Tom- How do you know what stars are made of- how do you know how big the galaxies are- what do you mean the Universe expands`?
Virginia Woolfe
`The answers change my dear, Cosmology too has a history`.
I ask you- when do you stop crocheting? When is it done?

Friday, 12 June 2009

Iota Island

An Installation by Louise Bird - A Film by Jacob Whittaker

Invisible Entity.

Round and Round.

An interesting way of making yourself well dizzy. Put the camera into the Wormhole and spin it over your head. Do not let go. The resulting piece of film is on You Tube.If you want to see it...
It appears that the crochet itself is still, the outside world spins and loops. As in space time, the movement is an illusion. The events outside the crochet are still, as is the camera itself. The crochet is moving, swinging and looping, but appears stationary. The kinetic energy behind the movement cause by a thrid party (me!), which is not visible to the viewer. This could be an allegory to many an invisible entity. As Spock would have said...`Fascinating Captain`.
The play of light is also interesing. Rendering the line coloured, colourless and flashing with steaks of blue. Lovley.

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Ins and Outs of a Hand Stitched Universe.

`Ah, there`s nothing more exciting than science. You get all the fun of sitting still, being quiet, writing down numbers and listening.` - Principal Skinner, The Simpsons.

From inside a wormhole.

From outside.

Another exert fom a highly experimental loopy evening at Abereifed studios. To hear as well as see click...

I like using the head cam. It has a unique voyeuristic nature. The sections of film that are a view from the inside of the crochet, to the outside world are very interesting. There is potential for further layering , and its inspired thoughts of a possible performance piece.

I feel its time to experiment with projection as well. We have some fairly unique pieces of film, some of which have not been blogged about. The project has about 5 more weeks , (until 16th of July).We have been enquiring about venues, so lets put the Science- crochet in a new space! Layering projection and experimenting with `multiview`, or perhaps `viewniverse`. I don`t really know what they will be! But I have an incling:O

It`s all a bit like infinite expansion really. At which point do you say here is where we begin to start? Potential is so very large. Eintstein said, (and he did have a lot to say on these matters...) " Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy!"

Monday, 1 June 2009

Purest Green

Cloth fit for a green screen
Midway through our planets earthly light spectrum, we find the nations fav. buzzword colour, green. Like Percy, from one of the `Blackadder` comedy T.V.series, I find myself muttering quietly about discovering an alchemical concoction of `purest green...` Which he manifests whilst attempting a more traditional receipe for gold, the usual alchemists goal.
In this case, we need it to rig up a small green screen for filming hands without shadow. Its kind of technical for me, but as I understand it, the green is the colour found least in human flesh tones. So if you edit out all green from a piece of film, you are left with just the other colours, ie;hands. These can the be layered onto new backgrounds. Anyhow, it`s the next step in the filming schedule. It`s a proven and well used technique, so we are bound to create some indecipherable alien artistic language.
Watch this blog for further uses of the cross cultural nature of textiles to bridge the gap between art and science, even if we are reverting to mediaeval conjouring techniques.
`I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man`s;
I will not reason or compare; my business is to create.`
William Blake.