Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Loading Memories

It came to me, not so long ago, the continuous annoyance of something that puts contemporary life in a specific perspective. The annoyance of waiting for an online video to load.

I believe this state of irritation is a extremely spoiled attitude. As we look profoundly at ourselves as human beings and then the acheivement of recording the video and sound in the first place, getting it online in something called the Internet and being able to play that anywhere in the world with a device as small as a telephone, being annoyed at the fact that the video is not loading as fast as I instantly want it to is being picky.

Anyway, being picky I get pretty annoyed with that wait. But what just kills me is when a video stops in the middle of the play to load. Maybe it will continue playing maybe it won't. That you will never know. However, that expectation makes you look at the frame where it stopped. That frame has now been recorded in your memory somehow more than the rest of the video.

There is however a common thread to these recorded images: a circle. The so common loading circle in the centre of the frame.

From this conclusion I decided to collect these still images and work with them.

The principle of this project lies in collecting circular images from within the loading circles in a still frame from an online video.


24h Design Challenge

On the past 10th of August the furniture design studio Hendzel+Hunt opened their doors to the 2012 edition of the 24h Design Challenge.

As it is their tradition the challenge was keen in upcycling and enginiosity

This year's challenge was to build a pinball machine. Truly mechanical and all from pre-used materials.

Every team had a theme. My team's theme was King Kong.

HH 30' Trailer from Jan Hendzel on Vimeo.


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

From the 'World Anthem' on

The 'World Anthem' piece sourced another project that is ongoing.

This is 'Sound Textures'. In this project, each piece plays a sound based on the texture of a place that has a story of my past linked to it.