Premiered at Bristol University, Wickham Theatre, Wednesday 24th September 2008
Display: 16 feet by 9 feet screen, suspended off the floor in a dark space at a diagonal
THE UNFURLING (excerpt)
Noticing a child sleeping on a granite ledge in the sun, then unfurling from a tight embryonic shape prompted me to shoot the same at 4k resolution on a high speed electronic cinematorgaphy camera (the Phantom). This when projected in high definition and projected in high quality, might unveil something of the 'photographic moment'. What only takes 10 seconds could be witnessed over 30 minutes, (projected onto the simulacrum of a granite boulder within an exhibition space). Each person will be given a piece of stone to handle whilst taking their time to view the installation - it is important to me to generate a sculptural and material side to my ‘virtual’ work. As they watch, the audience will make eye contact at a certain point in the performance with the performer, for a fleeting second stetched to a minute.
This work was shot at 120 frames per second (fps) and recorded at 4k resolution and projected at 2k resolution or 2000fps at 2k resolution and projected on a 2k projector or 2k display. Equipment requirements for display, 1 x 2k Plasma display or 1 x 2k projector, (can be a 720p Display) plus 1 x Mac computer
Or - this work can appear as a single screen work. on 1 x 2k plasma display, 1 x Mac computer, Audio: Stereo system
Shot in Bristol - September 2008
Shown at The Phoenix Project Glastonbury, Friday 19th September 8pm - 11.30pm