Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Waterborn


Inspired by watching Sam's patalab ripples late last night I whipped out my digital brsuh and spalashed on some watercolour for a very very quick widescreen sketch of my own. Nods of course to Sam, Maziere's Red Sea and all the other waterborn babies. See the watery grave here

12 comments:

Je@b said...

Picture in your blog very beautiful. :)

Cheer !!

SAM RENSEIW said...

congratulations! :-)
a thrue voodle, streching the limits of dry captured footage and finally immersing voodling into proper, controlled waters.
without audio it could probably be used commercially as moving rorschach test bench.

Steven Ball said...

Two criticisms: the soundtrack is rather too familiar, and you mention MM! Apart from that great stuff indeed! Sublime in the true sense of the word.

How about a water themed online programme? I'd like to offer these two for consideration:
http://ia310107.us.archive.org/3/items/Direct_Language_10/directlanguage10.mov
http://directlanguage.blogspot.com/2006/08/direct-language-25.html

ps said...

Well this was put together in a really short time; about half an hour last night and then another 20 minutes or so this morning, so it is very much meant to be a sketch. Having said that I had an idea for something similar about ten yaers ago and even looped the intro to Summer the first time but didn't have the technology to execute the widescreen video. Somwhow that piece eventually turned in the On Some Fararway Beach installtion but seeing Sam's ripples brought the original idea back to me.

As to MM, havn't seen Red Sea in many a year but recall quite liking it at the time. An online exhibition why not!

Steven Ball said...

Coincidentally, right now someone is corresponding with me about doing a maritime themed programme - but I can't go into details on such a public forum(!) - but perhaps an online complementary contemporary?? (this is to do with Welsby and BFI and young WF ...more later)

Red Sea was MM's take on Rimbaud's Drunken Boat, etc, during his romantic period. Elsewhere lots of aqueous-ness abounds, there are some watery themes in my Australian super 8s, but that's another story.

Steven Ball said...

"Well this was put together in a really short time; about half an hour last night and then another 20 minutes or so this morning"

that's about average for most of my voodles!

Steven Ball said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YGJb03lkN4&mode=related&search=
the water theme is very topical

ps said...

Ah yes water water everywhere......I have something of a water theme running through.....there was the Claire Thomas Under Press of Sail and Bright Waves tracks then Moderate With Fog Patches and On Some Faraway Beach installations, Seal Pool Sounds CD, the boating lake audio rowing piece... not sure why I hate getting wet!

ps said...

SB said
"can't go into details on such a public forum(!"
I think its only you, me, Sam and someone who popped round by mistake.........

Steven Ball said...

shhh... you'd be surprised who reads this stuff

je@b seems nice

SAM RENSEIW said...

by the way...
i suddenly remembered:
having been on the water-trail, last summer
1:
http://s4.video.blip.tv/0470000453309/SamRenseiw-patafilm192earsound466.mov
2:
http://s5.video.blip.tv/0540000000824/SamRenseiw-patafilm197divers407.mov

enjoy :-)

Steven Ball said...

ok let's go, submerge the web