Black Ambient 008.

Cabasa, gong, singing bowl, 5 string electric bass, lyre, a handful of small bells.

It took a ridiculous amount of time to finish this piece. I created a solid stripey image in photoshop, inspired by the work of English Op art painter Bridgit Riley. I've used this as the basis of a lightbox image as well. I imported the photoshop file (74 layers) and then made them kind of dance by selecting when you do or dont see them, they are never all on at once.
The vertical text that scurries about is a projection that I filmed at Mona in Hobart. Its called Encyclopedia by Scottish artist Charles Sandison.
I filmed myself in my studio against a black background with my new camera. Canon 7d.
I see artists doing work based on a striped image often, and sometimes using moving image. Bridget has done a famous painting that lives in the city gallery in Liverpool, England, but theres plenty of examples. Its like the carpet I and many other kids had in housing commission bedrooms in the 70's, cheap and colourful....... and common.

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Chip Wardale Plus

An archival and showcase channel featuring the music and video of Australian based artist Chip Wardale.

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  • Adrian Symes

    great contrast between the human and the animated Chip. Nice work with the space within the music. Mmmmmm...creative restraint

    by Adrian Symes

  • conrad ivitsky

    ah now i see the light ....pretty gruesome eh! hurrah!

    by conrad ivitsky

  • Andrew Garton

    No there's a kind of argument for that pro account. You can make all yer vids viewable on mobiles... Hang in there, Conrad!

    by Andrew Garton

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