Jul 5, 2015
angela

beads and breathing

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.

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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.
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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.
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Puffins! Drawn on the Farne Islands in Northern England. It was also rainy.
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Nesting Cormorants
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Jul 3, 2015
angela

My favorite music videos

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

Jun 10, 2015
angela

for mira


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.

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Part of a constellation falls with perfect timing.

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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.
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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,

Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'

So, stargazer lilies re-cast.

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A burning heart. A complete, un-compromised heart.  In the world I create, there are no fragments or missing pieces.
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‘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.

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above, from Rod’s score the keys to everything that ever existed


Click here to read Cassandra’s blog post about for mira, and here to read Mira’s.


[A post I had previously made on March 13, 2015]

On March 13th I shot most of the footage for ‘For Mira‘.
It is a work performed by violinist, Mira Benjamin
and was composed by Cassandra Miller.

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.

Hands on deck that day: Rodrigo Constanzo, Richard Craig, Cassandra Miller, Mira Benjamin, myself.

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Jun 3, 2015
angela

Videos for Scott Mc Laughlin

June 3, 2015 – Part 2 of ScottHeather, and Mic’s collaboration. Read what Scott had to say about it here.

March 9,2015 – ScottHeather, and Mic collaborate on a piece. Lots of stuff on multi-phonics in this first episode which condenses a workshop they conducted at the University of Leeds.

March 15, 2015 – a promo vid for an installation Scott is doing with cellist Seth Parker Woods

November 23, 2013 – Surfaces of Emergence by Scott Mc Laughlin. Performed at the Huddersield Contemporary Music Festival by Alex Harker, Stephen Harvey, Hali Santamas, and others…

May 28, 2015
angela

how to sympathize with an oak tree

Concrescence/Dispersion, or how to sympathize with an oak tree

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May 26, 2015
angela

a strong sense of the pattern (all the colors of sex)

a strong sense of the pattern (all the colors of sex)

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Owned by Linda Jankowska. 33.5″ x 23″

a teacher encouraged me to make more. as much as possible. if possible everyday. and if not possible to see why not. and eliminate the situation(s) that would inhibit this way of being. With this to learn. see. experience. that the scope of my tendencies.ideas are not as significant as just doing if the two things are in conflict. constant doing. this is what to do. I saw myself seated at the same wooden table day after day. and then lived and felt that vision. and really it said it didn’t even matter when a work was done, because that is decided from within the scope of my inclinations.

I’m going to make something else now. This work is the latest of it’s line. perhaps last the last?…perhaps for now…really this decision is no matter.

Here you can see the others.

May 16, 2015
angela

karma~ tutorial video

– “eerily well produced promo video” -awesome programmer Sam Tarakajian (“My Good Buddy Sam“)
– “my loardddd, you guys rock!” –world famous PA Tremblay
– “The only tutorial video I’ve wanted to watch over and over again” –world famous Cassandra Miller
– “holy shitsssss DAMN! that external looks insanely awesome and the video is fucking genius!” –world famous Danishta Rivero
– “stylistically bedazzling” world famous duo David Pocknee & Michael Baldwin

This is a tutorial video I made with Rod  about karma~ (a dynamically lengthed, varispeed record/playback looper external for Max).

Here’s Rod’s blog post about it.

May 4, 2015
angela

Plume

I don’t wanna know about evil
…only wanna know about love
I don’t wanna know about evil
…only wanna know about love


I made these videos. They were shot during their recording session. If you’d like me to shoot something similar for you, get in touch.

May 1, 2015
angela

Tout Croche

I shot this for friends Dominic Thibault and Stephen Harvey (a.k.a. Tout Croche) on April 10, 2013 at The Noise Upstairs Sheffield.

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