These animations (sea, atomicGun, ringCircle,) have been widely seen since they won fist prize at Sherborne House Open. This body of work I have recently been developing using GPS data to create abstract animations.
This work grew out of my playing in the computer program Flash. I really got into animating using ActionScript, enjoying the control it gave me in moving objects around the screen. This body of work came about by making controlled experiments.
This body of work involved me coding, which randomly places a preconceived set of images into the picture frame, depending on a set of rules. This then creates experimental abstractions that fuse technology with the visual arts.
Aesthetically I was heavily inspired by pop art, along with some ‘St Ives’ painters from the 60s and 70s. I wanted to work with flat colour and keep everything 2-dimensional.
Visually I was also influenced by where I live on the south coast of the UK. Living very near the sea, the light is always changing. What with this and the expansive views you get looking out to sea. In this work I wanted to reflect this experience using the power of abstract shape to create computer animation into a contemporary visual form.
These animated works have been showen on BBC Big Screens across the UK. Sea and atomicRayGun were projected on Poole Quay as part of Brillance Light Festival 2001. Sea was projected in the large foyer space of the Bournemouth International Conference as part of the UK Public Heath conference 2010. While in 2009 all three works were selected by Arts Council to be shown at Glastonbury on two big 25msq screens.