Sunday in Norway

After the total stress of the last few weeks i have spend the day doing absolutely nothing, and its wonderful. My bags are still on the floor and just left the house to walk the dog and to get a long slow coffee with a friend. the only concern in my head is missing out on x factor when im here (IM SO SAD) but even that is sorted, cuz there is actually lots of sad ppl out there who put it up so i can download it. Over the last months is been one of those things that both me and my boyfriend takes time off work to sit down and watch, just as an excuse not to do anything at all. It’s nice.

Tomorrow I’m off to the gallery to start setting up, and i haven’t even looked at the work since i got here, but im sure flying went fine, its all wrapped up and dont seem to have any damage to it luckily! I’ll also be borrowing my dads camera this week to try and make some time lapses! My camera (nikon d40x) cant do it without me buying stupid things and stupid software, but my dads nikon d200 should do the job fine! I’m excited! And DSLR time lapses look really great. Will be shooting in raw, correcting in photoshop lightroom and making the films using the animation function in photoshop! I wonder if my dad has any lights standing around? Will ask tomorrow!

Here is a one i found of oslo at night that was made with a digital slr, im heading to oslo next monday for some sightseeing and friendseeing, should be good!

Oslo by Night – DSLR Timelapse Demoreel 1 from oyvinto on Vimeo.

Spoonflower

As part of my project I want to move away from printing my work on paper. Screen and projection was my first thought but i figure i should look in to other ways too, so I just ordered some of my work printed on fabric from spoonflower.com. The picture will be repeated several times like a wallpaper almost, so im really excited to see what it looks like, lets call it experiment 2.1! This is the piece i chose for the fabric:

Idea time!

I’m loving being a student and being in a creative environment, it’s brilliant! I’m getting new ideas all the time, not all that great tho…

I have realized that I probably have to look in to aesthetics, something i think is really interesting, but at the same time its such a massive subject area. I love learning about why we think the way we do, how certain things are built in to our brain to keep us alive and multiplying. I want to look further in to what objects and things people find beautiful and what they think are ugly or disgusting. Looking in to this should help me make my work more effective. I looked in to this before,  I sent out an email to friends and got them to send me lists of what they thought were beautiful and what they thought was disgusting. The results were mixed, and not that many people participated, but it did help feed my work. This time around I want to create a website where people can easily ad words in to two boxes, and hopefully I can get a much larger participation. The result should be able to feed both my theoretical work and more importantly my practical work, im particularly interested in words/objects/things that might show up on both the ‘beautiful’ and the ‘disgusting’ list.

I have set some wheels in motion and hopefully experiment 1.2 should be up and running soon!

My project… sort of.

I’ve been dreading writing about my project all weekend… but I guess I have too.

Right, so the basic idea is that i wanna further develop my current practise. I make digital prints by mixing hand drawing, photography and digital image collaging. Now I’d like to move away from digital print and towards moving image and installation. Instead of being printed on paper i want my work to be displayed on screens (Proper nice HD screens would be cool).

God, I’m really not enjoying writing about this… ok…

So, i wanna create movement in my work, more like a kind of natural organic growth, like something changing slowly while you look at it, subtle movements… I like the idea of the movements being being never ending, like a big loop.  I love the idea of creating something massive, that fills your whole field of view.

I’m gonna pop some images and stuff up that im interested in and that inspire me, and hopefully i should be able to express my self better next time.

Ina