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  • emim 811 on 23 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , magic lantern, mat collishaw, moth to light, v&a museum   

    magic lantern – mat collishaw 

    this is a site specific work commissioned by the v and a museum to show off the building and its cultural significance. it was between moths and bats and this time the moths won (in the past there has been limited success and not to mention one of batman’s rivals killer moth). collishaw animated the moth to light scenario on a very large-scale and with primitive technology making a ten metre zoetrope. it seems  a very epic work and this epic nature seems quite conflicted with the nature of moths. there are limited videos of this thing in action so i guess it’s a case of you need to be there in person to truly appreciate or criticise. in saying that following is a recording of the miniature version then a link to the making of video:

    [vimeo http://vimeo.com/19098437]

    making of.

     
  • emim 533 on 3 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , installation, moth to light, ven voisey   

    flutter – ven voisey 

    Ven Voisey is a multi-disciplinary artist who focuses on sound art and conceptual art, primarily creating installations. First of all, the conceptions of the moth are important here, without which we would not understand this. The dead or false moths behind the light fixture panels, circling lightbulbs and creating shadows here allude to this. The amplified hum of the light and the ‘one-note requiem’ point us toward the repetitive/redundant activity of moths near a light source. From a distance, such as a human distance from a light source, this activity can only be seen as a hum or a drone. However, if we expand the metaphor to humans toward light for instance, which makes sense regarding the immersive environment of the installation, the violinist and the single light drawing us into the shadow room, we can carry that idea over. That our activities would also produce a hum from a distance, becoming something insignificant yet meaningful for those within it. Sorry, it turned somewhat nihilistic. Here’s Voisey’s blog.

     
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