The Experiment @ Guerrilla zoo


Guerrilla zoo presents “The experiment “.

Images from the exhibition

Friday 20th October 2006, 8pm-4am @ The Corsica Arts Club, London.

The theme of the show was “the experiment”, I chose to experiment with my drawing and the way in which I depicted and worked with my subject matter.

I’m interested in depicting characteristics of the objects I am drawing, a major characteristic is the way in which an object functions and/or is constructed. By using a number of drawings Images from the exhibition to show the disintegration of the football boot.

Dead head haunts @ Guerrilla zoo

See images from the exhibition.

Part of a group show event, for one night only. Guerilla zoo is “a collective army of underground artists un-caged and exhibited to the public“. Guerilla zoo runs a quarterly one-night-only arts event in south London.
This is the third event in a series of underground happenings organised by Guerrilla Zoo.

Live drawing diary
On the night I’ll be drawing objects that people have with them, so bring something interesting along.

Drawing diary
The Drawing diary.

All the drawings will be pinned to a board on-site, which will act as a diary of the night in 2D object form.

I’ll be drawing your shoes, handbags, trainers, in fact anything that will fit on an A3 or A4 piece of paper

Skeletons & roses
In the main gallery area I’ll be displaying some event-specific drawings. Since the theme of the night is deadheads – fans of the grateful dead –

Skull sketches.

I’ve taken two of the symbols commonly associated with these people and drawn them.

Part of the orthographic projection drawing of a skeleton.

Living room @ House gallery

Drawings from teh Living room exhibition31 October – 10 November 2005.
House gallery

70 Camberwell church street, London, SE5 8QZ

An installation of drawings of objects from my east London flat.
The Drawings attempted to describe some of the character of my living room and the objects it contained.
House gallery >>

The exhibition
The Living room exhibition contained a number of drawings created over several months in 2005, it referred to a period of time spent in the living room of my flat in east London.

Through the drawing of everyday objects I hoped not to create works of great glory but to refer to the everyday-ness of our normal lives.

An ordinary world
The more I learn and experience in my life the more I realise that the most amazing things surround us, objects and situations that we take for granted are in fact often works of great complexity and creativity. Why do you need ghosts and aliens when we are surrounded by such interesting and unique things, if you give ordinary objects a chance they will impress you, you do not have to travel to the moon to see something new?

The living room exhibition used the House gallery space to recreate a plan of my living room, complete with the objects that have been in it for the first 7 months of 2005.
The drawings were presented using flat boards which stand on the floor within the shape of my living room which has been mapped out on to the floor.

Pictures from The Living room exhibition >>>

Animate objects

Animate objects exhibition poster.
Poster advertising the animate objects exhibition

Animate objects was an exhibition in ’98 that consisted of three sets of three groups of diagrammatic-style drawings, each group of drawings was organized into a progressively moving set of frames then filmed on to Super 8 film. Sound was included in the installation – the noise of each tool working, as the film played the sound started.

The installation grew from a series of drawings of tools, a subject that I’ve found myself interested in throughout the time I’ve been creating art.

Animated drawings
These drawings needed a semi-practical purpose. I wanted to use the process of drawing to describe the objects, but I also wanted to describe the complete physical object in as complete a way as possible, not only its physical appearance but its movement, its gait.

Projectors and their stands
Projectors, their stands and Super 8 film reel supports. Each projector projected a different angle of an object, creating an orthographic projection.

Orthographic projection.
Three Tools were drawn in this way – side views, Front views and Top views (the number of drawn views varied according to the size of the tool), for example; G-clamp sides view 24 cells and G-clamp 44 cells. The images were drawn on to heavy tracing paper and then stuck on to paper sheets with Selotape. This technique produced a very rough and ready effect, the resulting sheet seemed more like an object than a set of drawings. These drawings were used to create Animate Objects – The Super8 film installation.

Orthographic projection
The 3 projectors project different angles of the drawings which describe themovement of the tool as it functioned.

This was a solo exhibition in North London. 3 sets of 3 projectors were organised in such a way as to create 3 installations of animated orthographic projection with sound effects which were appropriate to each tool’s function.
The image to the right represents three of the projections of the animated drawings of three tools (g-clamp, hand drill and shoe stretcher).

The three views were side view, top view and front view. Each projector projected a single animated view of each of the tools via looped lengths of Super 8 film, each of the films was accompanied by the sound of each of the tools working; creating a cacophony of squeaking sounds

Some slides from the film used to create the Animate Objects projections.
Some slides from the film used to create the Animate Objects projections.

Animation exhibition cells
These are three examples of cells used to create animations of the Animate objects exhibition.
The cells were hand drawn using black felt tip pens on thick tracing paper. The cells were exhibited at the show, they were sellotaped to large sheets of paper and secured to the walls.

See an example of the orthographic projection set-up here >>

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