So its been a little while shall we say…
I found out about the closure of Oriel Wrecsam (probably may favourite gallery) that i have such a connection with. It gave me my first chance to grab at the slippy old balloon of the art bubble dream back in 2008 on selection for the Wrecsam Open. But now revitalised and mowing into pastures new its last Hara was Art Vend. The project selected artist to submit 50 pieces of work to go to vending machines placed around Wrecsam over the next few months. The work I submitted took the form of a Digital Protection locked away in the little plastic casual. Alongside this sits the brilliant documentary of the gallery in its closing weeks from https://twitter.com/OrielWresidency This was created by Simon Proffitt more of his work can be seen here A real eye for detail…
Artist in Oriel Gwynedd
Time is flying by with the project over at Oriel Gwynedd, Bangor. You can keep up to speed with the work and what I’m doing here https://tocynnwr.exposure.co I am about to start documenting the closure of the old gallery over the next coming months.
I have an Exhibition coming up from 25 April – 5 July 2015 alongside Susan Williams and Wendy Leah Dawson. I have been documenting the many signs of Tremeirchion for such a small village about 1 square mile with over 30 signs that I have managed to document
I’m also making a return to my third Helfa Gelf this year. I will be once again camped out in Haus Of Helfa, Llandudno after receiving confirmation of my work been selected. Think poems rubber bands and 360 degrees
Ffloc has been selected to work on a 3 week residency as part of connect 2 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre during May which will entail a visually projected element and poetry. This is going to be a massive challenge but great fun. This is to evolve into a bigger project
3 1/2 hours on train in 25 degrees builds a certain momentum to leave. Add this with the deadline of a departing flight to catch. In the time on the train from Milazzo to Palermo the only entertainment was a rather large bee that was flying up and down the carriage. If i could have vignetted the corners of my field of vision it would have been a seen from a classic european film. Everyone was watching this bee with a look of ‘don’t come near me’. It could have run a mock on the packed train. It also got me thinking that when it went backwards down the carriage does that class as time travel?
Last Call For Whitfield
Mount settle breath.
Sound makes sense,
but I don’t understand.
Round beads form,
Fall like the words.
Time dam slow!
How long can it last.
Where to look.
And I’m sick of the sea,
straight blue line beauty,
Following me home,
Crashing harrowing free.
A dog sleeps alone.
The platform grown.
Drunk man ego.
Get me out,
To be free…
I’m not sure when i decided i didn’t like flying. I think the boredom makes me think too much about it. The sea, however off the coast of the U.K looked beautiful. Also flying over southend pier (Britan’s longest pier) was a moment to savour the sheer length of it. A strange set of circumstances…
Blue cheese ripple.
Layered black island.
Is there direction.
Outer heat flares,
Cold hands moisten.
When did it happen,
This alien fear.
Grim tin can,
Led by men.
No clean air.
All gone now.
Looking like linen,
Too there and back.
Covering many stories.
I went out to Sicily to photograph. While i was there I soon realised that must start film and using time-lapse to further my experience. This video was shot free hand. The poem was written while I was there. The sounds in the background are the tuna steaks we bought cooking on the Barbecue The ambient sound is from the supermarket we went to
Well yesterday day was about getting image and posters ready for the exhibition i have got 16 pil boxes a good effort for 1 week. I have 6 prints of Great Orme gun sight. I did a time lapse projection but i cant seem to upload it 😦
I did have good projecting this over google+ so wendy could see it
Heres the poster for the show
As im really clever yesterday i removed photoshop from my computer. Not a high point of time in sicily
Yesterday was about food we went to the fish market in Milazzo
Then we had cake
So off to pick up the prints and hang the show. Wish me luck!!!!
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