Exploration of the practice themes with ‘movement’ came up from crit and assessment in the last module and thoughts have turned to this relating to the gathered materials collage – life materials that are brute materiality of geology’s external world contrasted with softer materiality of inner worlds of biology’s living things (Ellsworth & Kruse). It harks back to the ideas at the beginning of the Gnosis Project and the contrasts between ‘fluid’ and ‘crystalline’ mark making experiments that were realised in the prints. Somehow these ideas fused into a really enjoyable session of photographic experimentation using my new toy – an endoscope! The idea was simply to mingle the soft, hard, liquid, mineral, materialities of the things in the materials collection. Some rather pleasing, uncanny and eerie results I think….
Then playing with different camera effects..