It is best accessed on his site directly by following this link: FOCI Arts – Art and Athletics 4
but I have also included this version below for those that just happen across my site willy-nilly….
Introduction by Ray Evanoff
One of the parallels between athletics and art is that both are personal practices. The daily endeavors of such practice become ritualized over time. The repetitive work therein becomes a study of one’s self, forming inroads to unarticulated regions. These regions may be defined or clarified or altered or reflected by the practices that illuminate them. Athletic and artistic practice may thus connect with other parts of life.
Here artist Angela Guyton branches both outward and inward from her physical practice, charting regions along the way that are both personal and broadly applicable. Her’s is a reflection on the body as medium for the insubstantial but intensely significant. She is an overlap between athlete and artist.
I drew them / he paired them with the English middle names they’d be yelling out.
Above: Ingrid Mouth and Christian Wilde. They are my favorite porn actors and they started following me on Instagram because of this drawing! (which now belongs to Richard Craig)
Ingrid Mouth is also ONE HELL of an artist and you should check out HER TUMBLR.
…because everyone should have a little Rodrigo in their life.
I’ve been threatening to make these for over a year and have finally done it. This is my first attempt at resin casting, and also I don’t do too much 3D work anyway…in fact, none at all. Perhaps that will change because this process was really really exciting.
SO–These are the guts! Just a little aluminium foil and some toothpicks to keep it all together.
Then I sculpted him in sculptey
Here he is being shown from whence he came! The silicon mold. He lost a hand in the process of removing him from this thing. That’s ok though.
LEGION! I made these in resin. Some are pink and some I kept in the opaque resin’s off-white.
I just needed to clean them up a little and paint in the eyes then they’re ready to go out to friends.
^above pic taken by Richard Craig
Something through the door
and then a flash of recognition
“Oh Yoshi, it’s you!”
Angie and Rod, Millie and Mako, and the beach in picture frames.
Making these fulfils something in my long making-things-cycle (there are other cycles, like my daily routine, but my long cycle spans several months). In tandem I am also drawing nature (mostly flora) from observation, reading more than at other points, and running for distance rather than speed. All this stuff goes together right now. It all has to do with an enjoyment of breathing….I think. It’s like I’m drinking out of a big novelty straw as opposed to one of those little cocktail straws. And that is so close to how it actually feels that that is barely a simile.
1. sister’s replica – green, hematite, wood
2. asymmetrical – Red, white, little blue, green, wood
3. healing – Green, little pink, blue, little pink, Green, little pink, then [Trio: orange, green, pink suspension]
4. [not pictured, given to Dan Brew which he wears as a bracelet]
5. an approximation of coral – white, little black, white, little black
6. tropical baby – white, peach, white, green, peach, green
7. my neck, and then – orange, orange, teal, teal, cloudy, teal, cloudy
8. in lieu of touch – Orange, blue, white, blue, Orange
9. Rod’s Pink and Wood – Wood, pink, [dark] Wood, Pink
10. crunch berries – blue polygon, [magenta/red] polygon
It rains a lot in Manchester so most of these have been made in the rain. Consequently, the rain plays with the ink.
This is one of my favorite flowers–it just grows in my backyard.
I don’t know what it is called, so if you know please send me a message They are called Aquilegia! (Thank you Rebecca for asking your grandmother who is a flower expert!). They look like little delicate pink hearts at the end of green veins.
Puffins! Drawn on the Farne Islands in Northern England. It was also rainy.
In no particular order
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
El Guincho – Bombay
Erykah Badu – Window Seat
Gesaffelstein – Pursuit
18+ – Drawl
Die Antwoord – Zef Side
Jon Satrom – 100 Force Quit Noise Cancel Calculators
Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
R.E.M. – Imitation of Life
Sia – Chandelier
As ever, for you.
Like Rod’s ‘the keys to everything that ever existed’, this piece is a rite. He is my twin, and sometimes we make art from the same place. This place in particular…we saw this place together, and things kept happening in our lives that just seemed to be the universe folding over, necessitating serendipities.
Part of a constellation falls with perfect timing.
Millie walked a dead bird into the house in her mouth and dropped it next to me. I didn’t know what I was looking at at first.
As Cassandra explains, “the music takes a short sample of Kurt Cobain’s singing voice [from the song “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” as sang on the MTV Unplugged recording] and reveals facets of its quality and structure through repetition.”
As stargazer lilies here,
So, stargazer lilies re-cast.
A burning heart. A complete, un-compromised heart. In the world I create, there are no fragments or missing pieces.
‘for mira’ is the telling of a story of a memory. Meaning, I now feel the distance from it’s catalyst events, and underwent the physio-alchemical act of housing this ghost in my long-term memory. That’s what making this video finally did to me. That, or the two things just so happened in parallel. Anyway, the end result is the same. Time resonances become more and more faint. Though as Terence McKenna said, if you pay close enough attention you can feel that Rome falls nine times an hour.
above, from Rod’s score the keys to everything that ever existed
[A post I had previously made on March 13, 2015]
Making for mira into a music video opens up the possibility of exploring the piece’s repetition in a way that is unique to this medium. Cassandra, Mira, and Rodrigo are working closely to treat the final audio with that in mind.
There are still a few shots I want to get, and then of course there is the editing (which is really where the heavy lifting occurs), but here are a few production shots in the meantime while it all comes together.