Thursday, 30 April 2015

Projecting onto water

LLOYD EVANS Projection water test 2 from Lloyd Evans on Vimeo.

Further to the experiments with fractured picture plains I have been considering alternative ways to affect/disrupt the image. My original idea was to project onto a body of water so that the image would be both in continuos motion and refracted/reflected onto adjacent surfaces. I am intending to test the affect of this in Ipswich marina over the following weeks. In this first test I projected onto water vapor in an attempt to create an ethereal image, which would appear to not 'sit' on any surface but hang suspended in the air. Unfortunately it turned out that while the projector was powerful enough I needed a much more powerful water source to create a dense spray. The light of the image is there but without definition.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Projection Software

After my initial experiments animating paintings in Photoshop I have been looking to other platforms to help develop my work. It has been a good program to test out initial ideas but Photoshop is not really designed for animation. It has already started to become limiting, and I have found certain actions or effects are not possible. 

After a lot of searching and couple of recommendations I have decided to try Resolume Avenue. Primarily used by VJ's, I am interested in the potential of this program to quickly change and mix layers. Hopefully this will get me back to a process which feels more immediate, and akin to painting.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Reflected Image Test

LOYD EVANS April mirror image from Lloyd Evans on Vimeo.

Here I reflected an image from an oval mirror onto the wall. This has started me thinking about other ways my images could be reflected or refracted. Reflection would further distort the image helping it to reinvent itself in different contexts.

Fractured Image Test

LLOYD EVANS Fractured image test from Lloyd Evans on Vimeo.

In this work I think I have found a new way of disrupting the image which creates visual interest. The repeating image is fractured, small parts of it stand independent like paintings in their own right. This means that every time a work is exhibited, different parts will be framed; brought forward or receded. While the image would remain the same the experience of viewing it would always be altered. This is something I will explore further.

What this video does not show very well is the depth to which the 'fragments' of the image are placed. From the closest plain to the furthest was about 3 meters, this introduces the possibility of the viewer moving though the image. Ideally I would need a larger space to properly test this out.