This months project at college has been 'Kinetic Art'. I have never really done art that is to do with movement and recording journey's before, so it is a great insight to a whole new subject. So far, I have done some photography in a studio using glow sticks. It was a group effort and together we produced some really interesting things.
I was inspired by the artist Atton Conrad - he uses an extraordinary light painting tecniques, where he creates the illusion of a dress on a model, just using lights - it is quite incredible!
Equipped with glow sticks, a dark room, a camera and using a long shutter speed! Here are the results....
This one was done by holding purple and blue glow sticks, and dancing into the middle of the frame and spinning around. We were recroding the movement of dance by leaving a trial of light. I like how you can't see the figure, but can see the path that they took to create the image.
This was done by all moving around within the frame, with no rhythm or planning as to where we went. I love the vibrant colours and the energetic feel this piece has.
This photo was actually done by wrapping someone (me!) up in a long line of glow sticks. It is interesting to see a subtle outline - it almost looks like a christmas tree!
Here we took the long line of glow sticks, lined up in 'rainbow' order, and spun it around. I love the texture and layers of light and the unusual shapes that are formed.