reflections and plans

I need to lay out a plan for the next few days, i should do this all the time really, im bad at being productive.
And very good at procrastinating.

Thats probably why I like this blog so much, and the final show preparations: they are both ways for me to feel productive without actually doing anything (other then writing)

Today i walked to uni to cancel my print time. I am booked in at 11 tomorrow morning, but when i was there on tuesday he had no paper, so i had to source my own, that sounds easy enough but its not. I needed A1 paper, the right kind of paper with the right kind of coating and feeling. Most places sells rolls and sheets, but the sheets are only up to a3, maybe a2. and that just wont do. And a roll is a good 100 squids. So i went there to cancel, but then he found some paper after all! I was gonna go to The print space to get it printed, but I save much more money this way!

I’m printing a 60 x 60 cm print for the red gate gallery where i have a show its starting next week, i have to invite everyone!

I wanna apply for more exhibitions too, but thats probably a bad idea! At least for the moment.

Anyway, i was talking about a plan, and now im gonna make one!

at the moment im shooting a time-lapse of some white flowers dying, they will be dead enough by tomorrow so then i can get on with things.

This is what i need to do:

– finish white flower time-lapse.
– print print for exhibition
– do another octopus animation (i got a new one today, he is big, im gonna do one arm at a time)
– do stop motions of  toys (the bugs, the little animals, the soldiers etc.)
– stop motions of sweets (marshmallows, gummibreas etc.)
– do more time lapses of meat
– scan and animate the last of the drawings

I need to get one with putting it together the video. I think ill have it so that one animations is put on top of another, one will cover another up, that way it can be longer and still be interesting. I wanna find out how to use one of my drawings as  a particle in CC particle world in after effects too.

ok im gonna go distract myself again.

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I think I’m getting worse at this.

I keep forgetting to blog, and to do what i am suppose to do, my brain is mushy and my priorities a bit all over the place. And this cold isnt helping! Anyway, thought i should just do a big catchup post.

I was suppose to send Andy my project question thigy on friday, i remembered on sunday… still havnt done it yet. Mostly cuz i dont know what it is. I wrote down some stuff, and i think its something to do with how can i use aesthetic tools to create beauty, or something lame like that, but i dont know, im rubbish at this stuff. I’m gonna work on my proposal today so something might come out of that. Hopefully.

The website is up and running now, still has a few bits and bobs that needs sorting out but i’m really pleased with it this far. This is what it looks like at the moment:

Picture 4As it is now whatever you enter stays in the submission box, making it really easy to enter the same thing over and over again (as someone has done with “life” and “apathy”.  I’m not really sure if its a good thing or not, it makes it easy for someone to make a statement of something they feel strongly about, but im not sure if everyone knows exactly how the system works. I dont want to moderate the site in anyway, so i might just leave it like it is. If someone want to put “penis” in 2000 times then they are welcome to do that, but i might make it a bit harder to do that… maybe. Ok so thats the website stuff done.

I got some books the other week and im reading them slowly, “six names of beauty” is really interesting but not really what i’m looking for, it’s a bit random. I did go and pick up all my books from Farnham last weekend tho, so my bibliography is growing, along with the books i have mentioned earlyer there is also a boog on garbage, and one about shock art and some other stuff, ill try and get in to them soon!I think my research paper will be about like what space beauty holds in contemporary  art (way to broad tho) but its interesting reading about it, how beauty used to be the main kind of goal in art and now its just a side note (im not really sure what im on about but im sure i will have sooner or later).

As for the norway exhibition thing im still in a bit of a panic about funding and stuff but im also really excited! Tone, the curator, is working on the catalogue now and i found out we will have student studying contemporary art actually helping us setting up the show MINIONS!!! HAHA!

I’ve been working on the big wall piece for a while now and this is what it looks like atm:

meatrabbittest

Its mainly meat and rabbits, with a few rubies and butterflies, I have a few more changes to make and next i need to work on the background and the drawing. Lately i have been drawing a lot with pens but i think the pieces where i use pencil are a bit more effective. They look like they are drawn straight on the paper instead of being digitally added (even tho thats what they are). I’m really looking forward to getting this done but i’m worried about the printing, because of the size of the wall it as to be printed in 4 pieces and placed next to each-other. The other prints will be hanging off the walls with butterfly clips (most lightly) i think it adds a new dimension hanging them like that, they become less precious and it plays with some of the works almost religious looks (the symmetry and  cross shapes)… But with the big print they need to be connected somehow… ugh, ill think about it later. I have about a week to finish this and prepare the rest of the work for print! I didnt realize i ha so little time till now… Heres that panicky feeling again 😦

Ok have to work now, no gradate fair for me!