AG: Tell us about your response to the chain
JH: The Images I have produced for the Chain Chapter 11 form a photographic timeline of all am gallery‘s archived posts for the digital Chain.I focussed a digital camera on a computer screen whilst scrolling through previous artist responses.The resulting images show broken links,layering of text and digital glitches that combine to create a new piece of work from me by digitally appropiating and re-mixing the imagery that other artist have produced.
Chapter 12 artist TBC
trevor made an incantor
i will put the video up soon
Maddy’s response is in the form of a webpage:
points to the trees. Click here to view Maddy’s piece.
AmGallery: Tell us about your response to Alexia’s piece.
MP: I was interested in the trees in Alexia’s animation of Adam and Eve. In Chris Marker’s La Jetee, there’s a funny scene where the protaganist points to the trees explaining that this is where he came from. I decided to take this as my starting point for a work ‘pointing to the trees’. An image of trees revealed itself in a 1969 copy of Devon Life stashed under my desk. I live in Devon. This is where I came from (points to trees). A selection of images were cut out with kitchen scissors and trimmed with a guillotine. Through a process of arrangement and rearrangement the sequence was reduced to 9 images. This process is an ongoing, scrapbook-like activity. Often pictures find their way into a rubbishy photocopied book-work and this may be so with this arrangement titled ‘Mrs Tibby Points to the Trees’. I like the methodical process of scanning, editing and filing images on the computer and then arranging them on the page both online and offline; in this case, stretched, haphazardly on an online page.