A spectator's view of the London 2012 Arenas. Artist's video by Lucy Newman.
The experience of being a spectators is different to watching the events on the TV. There are no close ups. It involves looking around at the people, the space and different goings on. There is activity and then long periods of waiting. You can watch the 'behind the scenes' work, the crowd, the judges, the organisers, competitors entering and leaving the arenas, the medal ceremony, the press, the games makers.
In this video, everything happens at once.
The footage is shot at different times with one camera. It is then collaged together. As result, the images and the time overlap. The technique is indebted to David Hockney. The arenas are so stimulating to look at, it seemed that one shot at one time couldn't capture the experience and detail but a video collage could go some way in showing what it was like.
This footage was shot at the Paralympics.
Artist's video piece
Full version is 3 minute full HD.
(Can be rendered up to 2k.)
This version does not have sound.
This was shot at the Equestrian three day eventing at Greenwich Park during the 2012 Olympic games. The jumps are a mixture of huge, solid structures with drops, water and ditches and smaller fences which were demanding for the horses and riders in a different way. They had a great variety of themes and names. I wanted to record the speed that the horses fly by, the sound of their hooves and the crowd's reactions.