John Boyd – The Pollinators of Eden
Madelaine Francis Heleine – Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies
My back yard in this time of increased bird and bat activity between 8-10pm most evenings after the kids are worn out.
Stock, Hausen & Walkman – Buffed Up
Lee Patterson – Egg Fry #2
Joe Colley – HIVE
Kelly Reichhardt – Night Moves
Jason Bateman – Ozark (series 1-3)
Celine Sciamma – Water Lilies
To be honest I haven’t been working on anything during this Lock-down due to two children that are out of school and nursery and my Partner is working from home. I had initial thoughts about what I could achieve over the the next couple months and have managed to not really do any. I am not a major procrastinator, but by the time the children are in bed, I’m equally worn out managing to get a film in or two.
For many years I wanted to dip my foot in the modular synth game to try understand it a bit better, but not had the money to start a set-up that could at least give me some results under £200. I am not interested in going down this route as a practice, However electronic synthesis does have a great influence in my Installations and Performances (within physical processes and image making).
I came across miniMO just before the New Year that is a little square module that can be pre-programmed by an Arduino or done so by miniMO. It is in effect a digital system that can be plugged in many ways between countless other modules, standalone or in its own rack system. I’ve started making my own 6 piece rack set that I will try connecting to mildly electric objects such as coils, dying batteries etc… I like how it is extremely affordable in comparison to a Moog on Steroids.And of course, I’m writing up my thesis, its more of a game of Tortoise and the Hare right now.
Ben Gwilliam an artist whose work spans sound, film, installation & performance. His work explores how the mechanics of sound media reflect & distort human perception, often manipulating the space(s) & moment of experience. His fascination drives a curiosity that forms as durational performances and installations, film & video works and writing. He has exhibited & performed Internationally in spaces such as La casa Encendida Madrid, The Cornerhouse Manchester, Artists Unlimited Bielefeld, Modern Art Oxford, & FACT Liverpool. His performance and composed works have been commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK 2010), Rumilingen new music (CH 2010), University of Salford (UK 2008) & IOU Theatre (UK 2003).