Work in Progress: Waterside Commission – Kinetic Collage

January 19, 2016

Sandra Crisp: '102_Avatars' Dynamic code-based work

Sandra Crisp: ‘102_Avatars’ Dynamic code-based work

On 13th January 2016 I visited Sale, Great Manchester to complete

research and development for a commission at Waterside Arts Centre

due to launch mid-February 2016.

Waterside Arts Centre is a thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale

in Greater Manchester. Comprising a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces,

the centre is an important regional hub for both performance and visual art.’

Waterside, Arts Centre

Waterside, Arts Centre

At Waterside, I will be exhibiting code-based dynamic work from Kinetic Collage project

(2015) on a 55″ display screen located in the foyer.

The 10 Microcommissions were awarded to 10 artists via open submission process for

Waterside’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Sandra Crisp: '102_avatars' Dynamic code-based work. Fragmented imagery, text and graphics recycled from Twitter rotate continually, one layer replaced by the next as avatars and tweets flicker across the screen.

Sandra Crisp: ‘102_avatars’ Dynamic code-based work. Fragmented imagery, text and graphics recycled from Twitter rotate continually, one layer replaced by the next as avatars and tweets flicker across the screen.

(..View dynamic Kinetic Collage screencast videos HERE for a better idea of the movement

in the work)

Although I have previously exhibited elements of the project in the form of screencast

videos in Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds, W.Yorkshire, June 2015 for example,

this is the first opportunity I’ve had to show Kinetic Collage as

intended – Processing sketches running in realtime. For this venue, the work will run on the 55″ screen

located in Waterside’s foyer. I’m really looking forward to making this happen!

Sandra Crisp: hashtag_mandala_2

Sandra Crisp: hashtag_mandala_2

As ever, when testing out digital files between different platforms, there

were a few glitches to begin with. But thanks to help from project organiser

Mario Popham, we found a work-around to deal with file issues (mainly the usual Mac/ PC

issues)  All the Processing ‘sketches’were eventually

exported from Processing into standalone Java mini-programs, that may be easily

launched from the desktop connected to the display screen.

Sandra Crisp: kinetic_array_2

Sandra Crisp: kinetic_array_2

I created 7 standalone exports so that a different work will be

running each day whilst the centre is open, forming a rotating exhibition that includes the majority of the works from the

project, viewed over time. To accompany the display, I will also produce an

image printed direct onto aluminium or perpex which will be located nearby in the foyer. I am keen to

explore different forms of presentation media for the work other than the usual inkjet print, I hope

that perspex or amuminium will lift and suspend the image in a similar way to an onscreen

image.

Sandra Crisp: array_philae

Sandra Crisp: array_philae

Kinetic Collage images HERE

Kinetic Collage screencasts HERE

Waterside Arts Centre 1 Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF

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