A new section from the Calke Abbey film to be projected on the Riding School wall.
Monday, 27 June 2011
As part of the FLOW project in Northamptonshire I am lighting Sir Thomas Tresham's Triangular Lodge. As a staunch catholic Tresham made this lodge triangular as a quiet tribute to the holy trinity. I will illuminate the building in September. Triangular lodge is sited under the laser triangle I am making. I'll also create a responsive film of the ghost of Sir Thomas displaying different emotional states whilst being watched by rabbits on this Warrener's Lodge. Each of Sir Thomas's emotional states will be triggered by passers by.
Friday, 24 June 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Sketch showing the location of the 3 water towers to be illuminated and connected by lasers in September. The Anglian Water water towers are Rothwell, Desborough and Beanfield.
English Heritage's Triangular Lodge is within this triangle and will have it's own illumination and projection.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
As part of Northamptonshire's FLOW project I am lighting 3 Anglian Water water towers with lasers making a 5 mile x 5.2 mile x 2.2 mile triangle of light approx 60 feet above the Northamptonshire countryside above the railway line to London.
The looped projection on the drum shows information and poetry cascading through a network of tubes.
Within the large scale triangle of light is the English Heritage Triangular Lodge. Sir Thomas Tresham's home. This will also be illuminated and have a looped projection on one side.
Monday, 20 June 2011
I was just asked to supply an image of the Northampton Market Square projection I did so I thought I'd include it here as well.
This is a looped projection onto the new new shopping centre entrance where the old Peacock Hotel stood. The image is of the old hotel balcony as it was where dignitaries addressed the public in the Square. The two and three quarter hour looped film is of Sir Francis Crick and Sir George Bernard Shaw (both with strong local connections) dancing in various dance forms celebrating different events in Northampton's history. This image is part of a sequence commemorating the Battle of Northampton.
Friday, 17 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Just read that when Persia invaded Egypt in 525 BC the Persian soldiers advanced on the Egyptian archers each carrying a cat. This effectively neutralized the Egyptians, who were terrified of injuring one of these revered animals - and the Persians easily won the battle.
Monday, 13 June 2011
As part of the Breath of Fresh Air project I am making 5 zoetropes and a looped film for Calke Abbey, Derbyshire. Yesterday Marcus, Maria, Helen, Eva, Hettie and myself filmed at Calke Abbey using their costumes. A big thank you to Alison Thornhill for all her help.
This is a sketch in progress of the film to be projected in the horse exercise yard from Aug 1st to Aug 21st. The film is loosely based on the gentle unravelling of the family at Calke. A Stately Home that is lost in time.
Massive thanks to Marcus, Maria, Helen, Eva and Hettie.
Friday, 10 June 2011
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
Part of the installation for Perpetual Light requiem performed on Sat 4th. Laser cut B29 bombers (which dropped the bomb on Hiroshima) with integrated led lights. Performed in the Old Vic Tunnels in Waterloo. Thank you to Jessica Curry, Adam Spinos, all the crew and everyone for coming along.
The piece was reviewed this morning by Kay Kempin of Bachtrack:
A true collaboration of art and music, a series of art installations by Jo Fairfax greeted newcomers as they walked through the underground maze. In the first room, strings of airplane bomber lights hovered above, immediately recalling iconic black-and-white stills from World War II. Walking past the planes, the next room stopped us dead in our tracks. Lit by candles circling the room, it was clear this room was meant to serve as a memorial for all those that perished in the air strikes. Struck by the serious pallor of the art installations, the precedent was set for the haunting musical performance to come.
The combination of film, art and music crafted a powerful message that was both sobering and enlightening.