Troika: The Path of Least Resistance/ The Path of Most Resistance/ Delta, 2013
The ‘Light Drawings’ are a series of works on paper, the remains of electric discharges that appear in the shape of intricate repeat-basic forms.
There, in a process of defiant playfulness, the order of nature is revealed by the mean of a sophisticated and terrifying technology, while the tracery and vulnerability of the edges where it meets the void are reflections of our desire as human beings to ‘physically master’ nature.
'Path of Least Resistance' presents the remains of a 50,000 volts electric discharge as it burns its way through paper. The series of delicates fractal patterns reveal an imminently natural rule as the electric current propagates through the medium unpredictably but always where it is easier for it to go. The results evokes rivers, tributaries, oxbow lakes, blood vessels, veins, capillaries, and plant roots, the patterns of which all stemming from the same genetic law.
'Path of Most Resistance' forces the charge to assume a circular pattern, one of the first figures of abstraction, in an act reminiscent of the ‘Opera Contra Natura’ of promethean myths.
With ‘Delta’ (2013), the charred pathway distinctly assumes the patterning of a river delta.
Phillip K. Smith III, an American artist based in Indio, California, has recently completed a stunning light installation in the middle of the California High Desert, near the small town of Joshua Tree. Titled ”Lucid Stead,” the work is actually an artistic intervention on a 70-year-old abandoned homesteader shack that plays with the concepts of light and shadow, reflection, projection and change.
For a Christmas Advert called The Bear & The Hare, directors Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn took the two most traditional and time-honoured animation processes – stop-motion and traditional hand-drawn 2D animation – and combined them to create something innovative and unique. Their aim was to do almost everything in camera, using real lighting, lens and film craft to build a world where the audience can see and feel the painstaking work behind it. The 2D animation’s physical interaction with the set and the human imperfections inherent in the process create a hand-crafted piece full of heart and integrity.
things i told the internet, but didn’t tell my mom 35mm film scans some pictures about my backwards concept of privacy.
i. it’s getting bad again ii. this week i am struggling with self doubt and the transition from iced coffee to hot coffee iii. i want to puke and sleep for six days iv. i still can’t sit on your couch without shaking v. i need other people to validate that i am important because i can’t do it for myself vi. no one else has ever told me that i am desirable with the lights on