Saturday, April 3, 2021

Residency 1, Day 8: 'The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.' - Theo Jansen

I realised later in the day that someone had turned up on Zoom and asked in the chat 'What is this meeting about?' Funny. At another point, performance (and other media) artist Hilary Williams appeared and we chatted. She plays golf it turns out so I interviewed her about that. She and I will discuss the recording's potential use later. It needs to be edited a bit, to suit her and for my own purposes.
The afternoon involved quite a lot of filming with the DSLR. I am confident that some of it will be good enough to take forward. The battery powered and solar powered turbines were placed looking at themselves (so to speak) in Zoom, with actual reflections on the screen overlapping because it was bright near the window. It'll be interesting to study these video recordings on a bigger screen later and drag everything into Premiere. The noise from the battery powered turbine is more dramatic than you'd imagine. These are highly inefficient toys. Half the fucking things don't work either: I need to get back to the wholesaler or was it a retailer? The supply chain includes Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, a place in The Netherlands and a factory somewhere in China. Whilst filming on the DSLR I was simultaneously recording via Zoom so I wonder what the relationship will be between the two. During one of these video recording sessions Susan Diab passed the studio door and we conducted a socially distanced chat. Our voices feed into the film and precisely what was being said cannot be discerned. Today was very fruitful then. Oh yes it was. It really was. It was...

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