I’ll be posting more from my sketchbook now.
Here are three phrases I have as inspiration for the beginning of my sketchbook.
Sometimes time can be futile. A fleeting moment in a series of even bigger events, and then even bigger life experiences. Time can be as poignant of a deal as a birth or a death, or as little of a moment as a phone call. A lot has happened lately, and I’ve found the distortion of time has been a wonderful source of comfort and relief for myself. It could be any time at all, and I’d never know. Even if I knew, chances are my brain would not be able to comprehend it.
Listening to music from when I was younger distorts the idea of time even more. I may not have listened to this particular album in years, but I still recognise every chord change and lyric. It’s a wonderful thing our brain does, as it recognises moments in time from our subconscious. It all goes back to the idea of the Freudian iceberg, however in the same vein it sort of disrupts the idea that we have three types of memory (sensory, short term and long term), it’s as if our brain also records every detail in a cinematic format. I’d love to know how much of it is real, or how much of the concept is even true.
Either way, this is a wonderful album that makes me focus upon the idea of a fleeting moment.
Fruit has been used symbolically in art for many years. For me, the use of fruit describes a fragility and a moment in time due to the perishable nature of fruit.
Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548–1608)
The use of fruit in art has been describes as “symbolic reminders of life’s impermanence. Additionally, a skull, an hourglass or pocket watch, a candle burning down or a book with pages turning, would serve as a moralizing message on the ephemerality of sensory pleasures. Often some of the fruits and flowers themselves would be shown starting to spoil or fade to emphasize the same point.”
Balthasar van der Ast (1593/1594–1657)
Now, with our technological advancements we can literally show the process of fruit decaying and a new mould/life form growing.
In my current work I can use the idea of both traditional still life and modern computer-based media to create something new.
I’ve been slightly obsessed with this video for a few years now.
After a brief intrusion during the sports report on WGN’s 9:00 news, a later broadcast on channel 11 – WTTW – of the Doctor Who episode “Horror of Fang Rock” was interrupted by a man wearing a Max Headroom mask. The crazed person uttered mostly gibberish, crudely slammed the Chicago Tribune and its subsidiaries (WGN being one of them), and finally dropped his pants and was spanked by what appears to be a child with a flyswatter. 90-seconds later, the program returned to normal. To this day, he has never been caught.
“Your love is fading.”
Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion
In a world where our digital and technological advancements are becoming more and more vital to our everyday life, and legacy we leave for our generation, Max Capacity is a refreshing look back upon the days of VHS and computer games. His style of glitchy DIY looking images is currently very inspiring to me right now as I experiment with the idea of glitched images.