This clip (part one of two) shows the tapestry art work I Run and Run, Let Out an Earth Shattering Roar, and Turn into a Giant Octopussy (2.9m X 1.45m) coming to life. It is being weaved over the duration of 10 weeks (December 2018 - March 2019) in Flanders Tapestry in Belgium, which has weaved the works of Grayson Perry, Laure Prouvost amongst others.
The clips seem to bear shades of the factory production line scene in Dziga Vertov’s 1929 Man With A Movie Camera. Sweden-based Michael Tebinka, #MagicCarpet’s film director, and Singapore-based Philip Tan, music director, are making a short film which we will launch in Spring/Summer.
To see the design of the tapestry (which is my first physical art object for a while): wesatonamat.weebly.com/tapestry-and-installation.html
#MagicCarpet is a 2017 Unlimited commission. Unlimited is an arts commissioning programme that celebrates ambitious work by disabled artists. Unlimited is funded by Arts Council England (ACE), and delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin. The project is part of King's Artist In Residence programme supported by Cultural Programming and the Department of Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King's College London.
TEAM: Artist, Principal Investigator: Dr Kai Syng Tan (King's College London, University College London) / Mentor: Professor Philip Asherson (King's College London) / Arts Production Manager: Alessandra Cianetti / Photographer: Enamul Hoque / Sound and Music Director: Philip Tan (Philbeat) / Film Director: Michael Larsson (Ohsoweird) / Social Media and Publicity Curator (R&D phase): David Kelly-Mancaux (Erkembode)
PARTNERS: Submit To Love Studios (Headway East London), UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN)