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.
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:
I shot and edited this documentary film about artist Adam Hennessey. He is showing at The Other Art Fair next weekend.
More recordings from the IKTA Launch
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.
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.
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.
Following the duo, IKTA members Simon West, Rosie Stewart, Jack Stewart, Kate Ross and myself played while guests chatted and ate and drank.
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.
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.
You can see the whole album from the evening by clicking through to the Facebook page here
Yes yes yes yes yes yes….IKTA IS SPREADING
Awesome mix of the manifesto that Kate Ross and I worked on edited and produced by Alexander Ross (Kate’s bro)
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