Monday, 29 October 2012

Site specific drawing component : Trace, duration and evidence.

Clay working place, tallies.

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Leylines: St Bartholomew’s Church and Hyde Gate/Chamber. Winchester SO23 7DF. www.hyde900.org

“Leylines” has been appropriated and employed as both a practical and as a conceptual strategy to inquiry into places and localities. Site visits and sensitive dialogues with the other artists at a number of locations have further brought materials and processes into the creative realm. The spatial practice of setting-up this work has also produced insightful local knowledge from those dwelling nearby.

Beams and Netting: Negotiations in the chamber.

Clay, Hessian, drawings and transparencies from architectural openings, drawing frame, antique glass, lead and nylon lines.

This intervention into a listed building has become a temporary refuge for a work in progress. The work attempts to show a creative agency as it encounters a host of installed hierarchies and conditions. The architectural motif on the drawings has been derived directly from the open apertures of the chamber, and these drawings also reference the supportive ironwork (Ferramenta) which has been playfully re-registered as a graphic leyline . A drawing frame similar to that used in archaeology for drawing has been adapted to illustrate the relative positions of the leyline as registered by the ordnance survey grid, both terminuses being labelled on the frames periphery.

The Poetics of Space : The house, from cellar to garret. The significance of the hut.

“He will revive the primitivity and the specificity of the fears. In our civilization, which has the same light everywhere, and puts electricity in its cellars, we no longer go to  the cellar carrying a candle. But the unconscious cannot be civilized. It takes a candle when it goes to the cellar.”

Gaston Bachelard.

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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Photograph (706) The Nun's Stream, Hyde.

Artist’s Book: white and coloured pages, card covers with cyanotype of Winchester Cathedral.

A hand bound book comprising of five signatures each with four folios. This book contains a collection of postcards made from contact prints and photograms from Tidbury Ring using the cyanotype process. Other pages contain some cyanotype paintings/abstracts around the theme of dwelling and hut. Silver gelatine images of St Catherine’s Hill are present as are some experimental pinhole photography.

Tidbury Ring, roll of contact prints, cyanotypes.

Leylines : Artist's Book 2012

St Catherine's Hill, Winchester.
Silver gelatin print.

Interior surfaces, listed building with drawings.

The Poetics of Space : The house, from cellar to garret. The significance of the hut.

"He will revive the primitivity and the specificity of the fears. In our civilization, which has the same light everywhere, and puts electricity in its cellars, we no longer go to the cellar carrying a candle. But the unconscious cannot be civilized. It takes a candle when it goes to the cellar."

Gaston Bachelard.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Leylines Installation : Mapping Tool #1

“Leylines” has been appropriated and employed as both a practical and as a conceptual strategy to inquiry into places and localities. Site visits and sensitive dialogues with the other artists at a number of locations have further brought materials and processes into the creative realm. The spatial practice of setting-up this work has also produced insightful local knowledge from those dwelling nearby.

Beams and Netting: Negotiations in the chamber.

Clay, Hessian, drawings and transparencies from architectural openings, drawing frame, antique glass, lead and nylon lines.

This intervention into a listed building has become a temporary refuge for a work in progress. The work attempts to show a creative agency as it encounters a host of installed hierarchies and conditions. The architectural motif on the drawings has been derived directly from the open apertures of the chamber, and these drawings also reference the supportive ironwork (Ferramenta) which has been playfully re-registered as a graphic leyline . A drawing frame similar to that used in archaeology for drawing has been adapted to illustrate the relative positions of the leyline as registered by the ordinate survey, both terminuses being labelled on the frames periphery.

Artists Book : Leylines 2012

Artists Book by Russell Moreton
Artists Book, a photo by Russell Moreton on Flickr.

Artist’s Book: white and coloured pages, card covers with cyanotype of Winchester Cathedral.

A hand bound book comprising of five signatures each with four folios. This book contains a collection of postcards made from contact prints and photograms from Tidbury Ring using the cyanotype process. Other pages contain some cyanotype paintings/abstracts around the theme of dwelling and hut. Silver gelatine images of St Catherine’s Hill are present as are some experimental pinhole photography.

Workbook : Collage,Journal and Research #4

Hidden Curriculum #2

Hidden Curriculum #2 by Russell Moreton
Hidden Curriculum #2, a photo by Russell Moreton on Flickr.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Photograph (704) Tidbury Ring

Leylines : Installation with layered transparencies.

Photograph (702) Tidbury Ring

Leylines : Drawing frame, lead strip and drawings.

Anthropology and Art : Leg tattoos, body markings and spatial ( star) coordinates.

Hidden Curriculum #1

Hidden Curriculum #1 by Russell Moreton
Hidden Curriculum #1, a photo by Russell Moreton on Flickr.

DSC_8079 Terrestial Template

Plan Chest, assemblage within a drawer.