My dear friends,
Last week was incredibly annoying. For my oncoming exhibition I work on a looped animation that will be part of an installation. I’m going to combine video with paper objects as in my installation and even if. I haden’t worked with After Effects in a while, and I felt a bit stiff in the beginning and the software just didn’t do what I wanted it to do. It’s a weird mixture of slow hardware, failing software and a stupid user placed in front of it.
It was exactly like last week, when I spent a huge amount of time to get everything working. Eventually I solved the problem, or more precisely: I worked around it. So here are some of the film stills of the animation:
I’ll tell you more about the work as soon as it’s finished (basically it’s a bio pic). Over the next weeks I have to build the paper objects and in about two and a half week from now, all of this will be exhibited in a big video art show. I’m totally excited, in the broadest meaning of the word.
I again worked on some drawings, but didn’t finish anything but two pieces. I’ll have another exhibition with another artist in my hometown next month, and I want to cover the walls with drawings. I have the idea of hanging them salon style like a huge picture story.
There are, of course, still a few images from last week in progress. While I browsed through my old portfolios, I rediscovered at least a gazillion of life drawings from my time at university. I cut and glued them into my backgrounds and I am curious where this is going to lead. Seriously, what would I do with all those life drawings instead?
Even though I moved forward slowly last week, I know that there is something on the move. I just know. I try not to judge myself or blame life if I don’t get as much finished as I had planned. This is life, right? I take a break, and then move on:
So, looking forward to the new week!