Artist Research

Pipilotti Rist

One of the artists I looked at was Pipilotti Rist. She is a visual artist who works with video, film and moving images. She often displays her work as projections.

Her pieces are presented in a variety of environments, with different materials being used as a medium to receive her projections, but with many of them completely surrounding the viewer.



Oil painting Submarine (2010)

Oil painting Submarine (2010)

Oil painting submarine is presented on the walls of a plush reception room, which shows echos of the camera obscura work of Abelardo Morell

Her 2009/2011 work 'Bremer Lungenflügel' and 2014 work "Worry Will Vanish horizon" again features large projections on the walls, that immerse the viewer. Though this time it is in a more neutral environment, in this case a plain room, with the floor festooned with pillows and cushions for the viewers to lie on.

Bremer Lungenflügel (2009/2011)

Bremer Lungenflügel (2009/2011)

Worry Will Vanish Horizon (2014)

Worry Will Vanish Horizon (2014)

Though her projection surfaces are not limited to flat walls she also uses pieces of hanging fabric singular and in layers to project her work on to. Each one creating a different effect which encompases the viewer into a new world.

Flaneurs Workshop

"A straight line, may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting" 

I loved this workshop, just wandering around taking images as dictated by our little origami device, was very liberating. Where, normally I would have, considered, composition, lighting etc I just quickly snapped a picture of something interesting, closer to the end we abandoned the device and just wandered aimlessly around until we reached our starting point.

I have now edited my series of images into a series which represents the journey I took.


The idea of using a random generator to select when you take photographs, is interesting, as it can then be used to create a non-linear narrative. The above images are a selection from all the ones I took during this work shop, but the order is still retained, and show the progression of a journey, going full circle back to it's starting point. Whilst I dont feel it will be useful within our chosen brief, it is something that i could use at a later date and that i would like to explore furthur

Lois Greenfield. Moving Still

Lois Greenfield is an American dance photographer, or more importantly the figure in motion. She initially started photographing dance in a more documentary style, but became dissatisfied with the approach as it was just photographing someone else's art. Because of this in the 1980's she set up her own studio, where she invited performers to come into the studio, to improvise pieces, and working together create "Non repeatable moments" of dance and movement. Many of her images feature dancers using fabric, dust and other materials to convey a sense of movement, sometimes, it's as simple as having the dancers hair flying free behind them.

She also uses the dancers own body, and the classical lines of ballet to convey the dynamic movement and direction of the dancers body as it moves through space.

Other aspects of her work are the use of mirrors, so the dancer is seen from multiple angles at once, and the use of image projection. During the 1990s Lois Greenfield was invited to take part in "le Printemps de Cahors" (Springtime in Cahors), a French arts festival. For this piece her images were projected on to a large waterfall, where the undulating movement of the water brought movement to her images.
Picking up on the ideas I posted yesterday and the image from Rick Elkins, I thought more about the idea of confusion and movement, so using photoshop and some of the images by Lois Greenfield I overlaid images to create the following image