Statemet: We see a process of aging as an enemy. We seek ways to alter the nature to stay young and beautiful. But we fail to see that beauty is in every stage. We fail to see that beauty is in the cycle of life. An apple decomposes, which constitute the basis for its seed to regenerate a new life….
L’homme voit le vieillissement comme un enemi. Nous cherchons toujours des solutions pour alterer le naturel afin de rester jeune et beau. Mais en se concentrant sur cet objectif, nous oublions de voir la beaute de chaque age, et que la beaute est aussi dans le cycle du vieillissement. La pomme se decompose, ceci consitue l’element necessaire pour voir sa graine creer une nouvelle vie….
The Anti-Gallery Gallery Show at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch.Instigated by the Degrees of Freedom artist collective, the Anti-Gallery Gallery Show is an experiment in finding ways for artists to change their relationship with each other, their artworks and the public within a traditional gallery space so as to subvert its governing ethos- competitive individualism within a consumerist culture.The show is designed as a festival rather than a normal exhibition and aims to create an ever changing, boisterous and engaging experience inside and outside the gallery space. The ambition is to engage artists and visitors, make them think, play and take part in ways that are thought provoking as well as fun.It features installations, performances, constructed situations, encounters and happenings that challenge the values, rituals, practices and conventions of the gallery culture. All artworks will be created or completed at the gallery or require participation from visitors.Participating artists include Ahmed Farooqui, Andrea Artz, Bodo Jackson Artist Collaboration, Chloë Louise Lawrence, Claire Nelmes, Cluster Bomb Collective, Consuelo Celluzzi, Dan Kennedy, Diana Scarborough, Ellen Jewell, Elspeth Penfold, Esperanza Gomez-Carrera, Fans of Feminism, Graham Asker, Graham Johnston, Hysterical Women Collective, Jane Smith, Jeanette Abi Khalil, John O’Hare, Jones Tensini, Kate Walters, Klaus Pinter, Liana Bortolozzo, Livia Garcia, Marta Daeuble, Matthew Kay, Miguel Ivorra, Monika Tobel, Naomi Oduse, Natasha Sabatini, Naya Eleftheriou, S R Jimmy, Stephanie Conway and the Women’s Tap Rhythm Collective.
Creative Creatures, 2014 Stop Motion Animation 4 min 19 sec
Statement: Creative Creatures is a stop motion animation which deals with the idea of creativity evoked by simple every day activity. As a starting point a have chosen a coffee stain from my morning coffee and used it to feed my imagination to create a drawing. The stain allowed me to have every day new start as its shape, size and quantity was always different. However I made myself few rules that I will try to not correct my work by editing the final outcome and I will not work more than an hour and half each day. Every day I have set new set using cup of coffee, piece of white paper, painting tools, two cameras and computer. One camera was taking the process of making with a set automatic loop, and the second camera I have used, was connected to the computer taking stills to create the final stop motion animation. At first I was not strictly set on the theme of the animation and let my imagination and spontaneous work to take its cause, but somehow all my outcomes came to be of similar kind. I wonder if that was my unconsciousness trying to maintain work I started each day to create a continual story. This work was an interesting experience for me. The more I was getting used to the process of making, which I set to myself, the easier was for me to control the media. Even a stain, which was at first difficult to manage, became a source of new ideas how to draw. For example, the wet element of the stain was difficult to draw in to. Let it dry, I would have to stop for too much long time, so I have used this obscurity to my advantage and just play with the element of wet to wet technique, which happened to be somehow beautiful way to add movement to a stillness of the stain. Nevertheless I have learnt how much the mind is trying to control everything we see to make a familiar sense of it. No matter how much I wanted to work in a free manner, I could not help to take a pleasure to create something recognizable. So the implicated idea of a making a spontaneous drawing from a stain of coffee became a start to a well thought-out story.
“Insight” is a handmade stop motion animation using paper cut outs and painting on glass technique that explores the human sense of the sight. The focus is about the process of making, encouraging the imagination and the spontaneous way of working. The result is a short film that takes you through a visual journey of the sight.
click bellow to read an interview about the film in the Art Habens, contemporary art magazine with curators Dario Rutigliano and Melissa C. Hilborn.
Bideodromo Festival 2015, Bilbao in BilbaoArte Art Production Center, the Sarean Cultural Center and the French Institute of Bilbao, Spain
Echo is a stop motion animation using traditional animation techniques such as paper cut outs technique and paint on a glass. This work is made in collaboration with the BaoBab Project which using visual effects while performing music rock opera. You can find out more on their website http://www.baobab-project.com.
I have been always fascinated by books, but I rarely read them. I like how they look, how they feel and the structure of the letter forms they contain. While visiting Berlin’s flea market, I came across a book stand and fell in love with one of its book, despite my lack of understanding of the German language. I decided to buy it and use it for my project as a sketchbook to serve me as a starting point for inventing a new story. Evoked by merely the graphical content of it, I decided to redraw literally the story in to it. I drew and cut outs pieces of the book’s pages to transformed the book into an art form. Although I set to myself a rule not to getting affected by the meanings of the words in the book, I could not help searching for glimpse of internationally familiar words. This probably ended somehow affected the choice of images I decided to draw but also proved how the curiosity and influence of knowledge plays with our minds. When I completed my work I did not feel completely satisfied with the outcome, and craved a more linear closure to that new story; I then started to experiment with the book further by creating a stop motion animation film, using the pages and cut outs I created. The experience of transforming one story to another left me with this thought. The most satisfying for me was the imagination the book evokes in me, the creativity which followed, and the discovery of the new life the book had through my project.