Making Phenakistoscopes

These are very basic animation machines derived from 19th Century innovations in home-entertainment technology.  There are a number of variations within a basic structural premise, a kinetic object displays a series of images in succession, viewed through a tiny window to create the impression of a single moving image.  It’s the same principle as film … Continue reading Making Phenakistoscopes

a critical framework for creative practice

The following are a collection of responses I just submitted for an assignment.  They cover cultural appropriation, colonisation/decolonisation, and in my own practice the deep-seeded politicisation of self-expression.  The task was limited to 1000 words, so i didn't get into it as deep as I'd like...  but it's a start... 1. Cultural Appropriation: by which … Continue reading a critical framework for creative practice


For the current video project will explore the influence of the following  two film works on my aesthetic and philosophical outlook as an artist: Chris Marker: SANS SOLEIL Specifically the use of voice and sound over seemingly randomised 'home movie' style and found footage - the juxtaposition of visual and verbal imagery generating harmony and dissonance … Continue reading ICONS & INFLUENCES