Structure into Pink and Blue is complete

Architectural Space, Brushstroke, Floor, Folding, Installation, Site Specific, Space, Video, Wall

Installations are hard to photograph.  I always find it tough.  Straight lines warp through the camera, light is hard to capture (for the novice photographer), and you can’t shoot around corners or capture two elements of the installation that talk to each other in the same frame.  I usually find solace in the fact that I take as many photos as I can from as many angles as I can, trying to focus on the sweet spots for reading the installation, or at least where I think the sweet spots are.  It was suggested to me a while ago to start filming my installations, as a way of capturing the spatial experience of moving through the work.  It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely something.  I have been doing this on and off for a while.
Here is the video (now in 2D!!) and the installation shots of the finished work.  (Note: there is no sound)


Structure into Pink and Blue from Naomi Nicholls on Vimeo.

(c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Structure into Pink and Blue (installation view)
Acrylic paint, paint pen and vinyl.
 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Structure into Pink and Blue (installation view)
Acrylic paint, paint pen and vinyl.
 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Structure into Pink and Blue (installation view)
Acrylic paint, paint pen and vinyl.
 
(c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Structure into Pink and Blue (installation view)
Acrylic paint, paint pen and vinyl.

 

 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Structure into Pink and Blue (installation view)
Acrylic paint, paint pen and vinyl.

 

 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Structure into Pink and Blue (installation view)
Acrylic paint, paint pen and vinyl.
  (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Structure into Pink and Blue (installation view)
Acrylic paint, paint pen and vinyl.
This work, in signwriting vinyl, acrylic paint pens and acrylic paint, has again allowed me to use multiple materials to build the installation.  I love that.  It just doesn’t feel right unless there are number of different mediums being used.  Perhaps it doesn’t feel enough like a collage or that I’m truly building the work.  This, when you think about it, is heavily related to the content of the work – building structures in space that are related to architecture of a site.
I’m pleased with the illusory qualities of this work.  However, if you try to step into the rectangle across the floor and wall, it vanishes and becomes lines on the floor.  Perhaps this is something I can push further.
The glossy finish which the vinyl gives, is fantastic.  When it’s paired with the matt finish of the acrylic paint, it creates a kind of ambiguous spatial effect, highlighting the possibility of a fold in the wall.
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