My name's Lala. I'm an audiovisual artist specializing in installation art. My work mainly concerns the dialogue between the visual and the auditory, light and air, shadow and reflection
We had our mid-year critique session on the 23rd of June, here are some photos of the installation work that I have done for my Honours Degree installation so far. Obviously the photos do not capture the sound, video and sound-reactive movement and lights, but Carla Crafford (find her on http://www.art.co.za/) beautifully emphasized the photogenic quality of the installation in the following photos:
And of course a photo of me behind my laptop, setting up the projections:
Here are a few photos that I took (excuse the bad quality and noise) at the installment of my work before my critique session on the 18th of May 2011. It was a presentation to show the direction that I’m starting to head in, talking/’sounding’ and light-flickering distorted portraiture.
As you can see in the image above, the wires connected to the speaker outline a simple gestural portrait. This is a test for the next project, in which a 6 x 1.5 m distorted self portrait will be made out of wires, speakers and lights that are all connected to a music/sound source. The images that will be used for reference are the face-scans in my previous blog entry.
The photos directly above and below show the result of my attempt to actually vacuum pack working speakers in order to add to their ‘fleshy’ personalities. This process proved to be extremely complicated, so instead I used the bags that shrunk around the electronic equipment and refilled them with sunflower oil- giving them an eerie hospital IV drip appearance. The oil spattered and bubbled as the sound was played through it.
I also added a photo that I took with the lights switched on to show my studio space. The fan and two lights on the left next to the projector are connected to the sound-to-light unit, thus they switch on and off when a viewers speaks or sonically interacts with them.
There is still room for a lot of improvement and experimentation- so hopefully my next blog entry will show this. Enjoy.