New Work: Lost in the Looping Glass

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So I have decided it makes sense to start doing a few new work posts now I am trying to streamline my business a little more. My portfolio, though good at displaying some projects doesn’t always cover everything I do/have done. So with that in mind I am introducing a new section: New Work.

Of late I have been wanting to get myself back into more design in an artistic sense, creating artwork, posters, flyers, prints. When Helen got in touch with me to ask if I could do her artwork again for this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival I leapt at the chance, something that would allow me to do just what I was looking for.

The project was not without it’s challenges, the brief was still somewhat vague as the final idea for the show had not been perfected. Helen’s solo shows have of late been focused on four pieces of music played through loop pedals to create a contemporary sound.  Loosely I was provided with the information that it needed to show that it was a show for violin, she wanted to convey the “other worldliness” of the loop station work that she created.

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credits (l-r):Michellis13, Alessio Albi, Simon Hart

Having done some researching I decided what would be interesting would be to try working with double exposure to allow for that more mystical and surreal look that I felt her sound evoked. We had a few false starts, ideas that could work if we had images of her that had been of high enough quality etc. Budget restrictions however meant that wasn’t to be the case so I stepped back to the drawing board.I considered what we had to hand and started again. With a whole bunch of stock images and found photography I pieced together one piece of artwork that we all concluded hit the spot. So by no means as simple as the example images as it is made of multiple images but I feel like it gives the illusion of one large scene double exposed with a violin.

 

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