𝓑𝓵𝓾𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓟𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓽𝓸𝓶 is an exploration of colour, optics, and moving collage that uses the mechanisms of OBS software and a variety of analogue tools to create optically illusory images in a live setting. Its visual language references mimicry in nature, divination, and psychedelia.
This work is partially inspired by my mom and dad who, like me, have a deep appreciation for unusual objects and materials. My mom is a skilled seamstress, crocheter, and devout recycler, reducer, and re-user. And my dad is a farm kid who knows how to do and make everything and anything. Growing up we had all sorts of methodically organized bits and bobs to make crafty projects with.
𝓑𝓵𝓾𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓟𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓽𝓸𝓶 is an extension of this early childhood practice.
𝓑𝓵𝓾𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓟𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓽𝓸𝓶 was built using objects that were loaned and gifted to me by: Gerry Morita, Chris Bateman, my sister Jesse Tempest, and my mom and dad, Deb Tempest and Hal Annett. This project exists as a magical confluence of material and emotional support from these people and many others that I love.
𝓑𝓵𝓾𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓟𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓽𝓸𝓶 was presented as part of Desktop Ecologies, an online performance initiative organized by Kait Ramsden to produce a night of desktop performances that encourage cross-disciplinary experimentation and risk-taking. ❤