About trinder

Artist.

Camera Obscura Updates

Having a lot of fun over here. Also experimenting with time lapse camera obscura – needs a lot more refining and a dedicated brighter day.

Somethings are best left shut.

Somethings are best left shut.

Taken inside the tent cam

Taken inside the tent cam

If you look carefully you can see the sky projected onto shredded paper...

If you look carefully you can see the sky projected onto shredded paper…

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Camera Obscura

A friend and I have been working on a large camera obscura tent which is portable. I love creating camera obscuras and often turn my bedroom into one. There is something magical about waking up in the morning and finding oneself immersed in a moving, live image. Nature’s light installations.

This was a bit of a botch job, using tape and large pieces of blackout material over a plastic frame. It worked but needed some development!

This was a bit of a botch job, using tape and large pieces of blackout material over a plastic frame. It worked but needed some development!

I sewed the blackout fabric together in kind of patchwork cube...here it is draped over some chairs in my kitchen.

I sewed the blackout fabric together in kind of patchwork cube…here it is draped over some chairs in my kitchen.

The frame work for the portable camera obscura

The frame work for the portable camera obscura

Waterproof ground sheet to save wet bottoms when inside the camera obscura

Waterproof ground sheet to save wet bottoms when inside the camera obscura

The camera obscura working...

The camera obscura working…

One of the images taken inside using black and white photography paper.

One of the images taken inside using black and white photography paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much more refining to do…and we are now thinking about other ways of ‘recording the image’ as it becomes distorted when the tent is caught in a gusts of wind and this added to the experience when sitting inside.

Here are some Vimeo clips of other camera obscura amazingness:

IKTA Launch Party

So IKTA was officially launched last night, and what a blast. All guests looked amazing, they arrived with their IKTA keys and were greeted by the stunning Vivienne Garnett who ensured only guest list attendees would gain access to the IKTA bar where Zoe gracefully served champagnes.

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IKTA members Simon West and Rosie Stewart and been playing with me during the early morning for a private event run by Chelsea UAL. Rosie had started playing a bit of saxophone and some Ableton sampling and I had a go on the percussive box. Swapping instruments and introducing each other to new techniques and methods is something that IKTA really champions.

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Rosie learns some saxophone

Guests were played the sounds created by the three of us from the morning session while Rem and Molly made their way from North London to The Cook House Balcony to play their set.

Making a wonderful entrance, Rem and Molly arrived and set up, played a brilliant cover that they had been practising on together only this week. Rem and Molly hadn’t played together before and it was really exciting to see a new creative partnership building.

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Rem playing during the first performance

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Molly on her electric guitar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the duo, IKTA members Simon West, Rosie Stewart, Jack Stewart, Kate Ross and myself played while guests chatted and ate and drank.

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(left to right) Kate Ross, Simon West, Victoria Trinder (me), Rosie Stewart (background), Jack Stewart

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The elegant Kate Ross playing her clarinet.

Rosie Stewart on Ableton sampling and percussion

Jack Stewart on bass

Kate Ross on the clarinet

Simon West on the soprano saxophone

Myself on the alto saxophone

 

 

There was a lot of interest from the general public, a few gate crashers who didn’t last very long and a great deal amount of laughter. We also had a visit from George Blacklock, the Dean of Chelsea and the Mayor too. They were really interested in IKTA and took a bag with the contact information with them.

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Chatting to the Mayor and Dean of Chelsea UAL

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Sapphire joining in for the last performance.

Our second performance of the evening saw Sapphire Littler pick up the clarinet and join in with the jam session. It was amazing to acquire another IKTA member during the launch and this really set the tone for things to come.

 

Awards were given out to IKTA ambassadors, Simon West, Rosie Stewart, Jack Stewart, Kate Ross and competition winner, Niall Hunter.

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One of the awards handed out the IKTA ambassadors

 

 

You can see the whole album from the evening by clicking through to the Facebook page here

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(left to right) Jack Stewart, Victoria Trinder (me) , Simon West and Rosie Stewart

IKTA Live at the Cook House Balcony

IKTA live yesterday from the Cook House Balcony was amazing fun. Thank you so much to Kate Ross, Rosie and Jack Stewart and as always, Simon West.

It was the first time we had all actually played together and it felt like we had been doing it for years. It is now time to edit the sounds we made, take a little rest (!?) and prepare for IKTA Launch Party on Friday 6th September!

Excitement at HQ is unreal. XXXXX

Kate Ross – Clarinet

Simon West – Soprano Saxophone

Rosie Stewart – Percussive box

Jack Stewart – Bass

Vektoria – Alto Saxophone

https://soundcloud.com/ikta/ikta-live-at-the-cook-house

IKTA at the Cook House Balcony