Friday, 18 December 2009

Of missed

A choice was made,
an unknown now known,
no chance for time,
this time is gone.
a time of a mind,
of old in time and of life.
what choices we make..

Thursday, 10 December 2009


The light bulbs have a home. exposures 2mins 45.
they are to be tested at ATP in Minehead
Plates to follow.. in the new year

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A light this way comes


New lights, six of them, i hope will pierce out the dark in the cold winter dark days. I have never seen such lights before, and all six of them will make quite a shine!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Kottings



The day was windy the sea was high,
the studio too dark,
on the beach the camera might fly,
so to St Leonards we drove,
to a glass house we found,
lunch was served,
whilst Andrew and Eden Kotting they froze!

Frozen they were,
whilst time seemed to sway,
five minutes they stayed,
the plate very nearly dried away!

the iron sulphate acidic mix,
with sweet sugar and fix,
brings an image to,
as the final mix.

five minutes they stayed,
and how very little they swayed,
on this fine wet and windy of days.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Screenshot, Powerhub work

A still from new work with Dominic de Vere.

A pressure washer strips away the dirt of the old factory floor of the Tilling Stevens factory, to show a yellow painted line than ran around the factory floor, de-marking a pathway that once guided the manufacturers around the machinery that was once bolted to the deep concrete of the floor, the steel lugs still adorn the floor where the drills, slot cutters, punchers and lathes were once fixed.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

New Thoughts, The Sound of the Atlas


My old Atlas Metal working lathe, has developed a squealing bearing in the rear spindle shaft. It is a bitter wrenching sorrowful and painful sound as the metal wears away at itself.
The Lathe was made in 1936

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Old Film, Panoramic found




I processed a roll of film that had been sitting on my shelf for a number years. I seem to gather old rolls of black and white, this roll must have been taken last year using my crude home-made panoramic camera. 

Saturday, 24 October 2009

The Broken Shard


I'm clearing the van out, and found a shard of glass from a day I spent with Sean and his Stereo Wet Collodion Camera. I remember the small glass plate breaking, one half of two images, one adjacent and slightly parallax to to the other

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Making work in the powerhub

This afternoon i attempted to make a number of glass plates in the powerhub, the weather was dark, exposure times the longest yet, the results.. interesting.

Stavros and Cathy made work around the building and helped me from time to time


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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Powerhub


A meeting in the powerhub, for the second show. initial ideas for the space encompass the buildings engrained history, precedence, architectural features and engineering past.
the show is set for late November. A film night and external light projection exhibition.

Artists
Dominic de Vere and Sebastian Edge (collaborating)

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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Royal Photographic Society Journal Publication


This is an interesting June.

The visit to the Royal photographic Society sparked some interest in the nature of the Van, and its hidden meanings. I did not realize quite what it meant to have something like this and to have made it myself and with others.

David Land from the RPS Journal contacted me and with Mr de Vere, strung together a four page article from the diary. The issue was published in june, David Land titled the article 'The Art of Darkness' the article before us was on Nadav Kander!










Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Flow, the night after

The Powerhub in maidstone Kent, was the venue for the final installation work of the MA.
A hundred years ago it was the site of a new evolution in architectural engineering. it was here in the old building that the Till and Stevenson bus was engineered and built. Work was made to fit into and compliment the building.

Artists
Sebastian Edge & Dominic de Vere
Stavros Gangos
Cathy Rogers
Sean Malone

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