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God Save The Queen, 2012

8 Jun

Me and Victor have been working together on  a couple of things. We made a video whereby he strangles me in his professional s&m strangling gloves. I am in a short purple bob wig wearing blue eye lashes. You only see me from the shoulders up and Victor’s hands that enter off screen and strangles me in front of Victor’s union Jack Flag.

Currently the video is unedited and we have to re-shoot to change a few things and try a few others out.

 

 

 

Some stills from the video.

God Save the Queen, 2012
[series-video still]
Andie Macario & Victor Ivanov
HD Video 1920 × 1080

God Save the Queen, 2012
[series-video still]
Andie Macario & Victor Ivanov
HD Video 1920 × 1080

This is something we had joked about a few times in the studios and we finally said to each other why not? There is still a lot to be done with this piece and once degree show is out of the way we will move this project forward.

We did also take some photographs that have formed part of this series.

God save the Queen, 2012
Andie Macario & Victor Ivanov
[Photograph series]
Various dimensions

God save the Queen, 2012
Andie Macario & Victor Ivanov
[Photograph series]
Various dimensions

God save the Queen, 2012
Andie Macario & Victor Ivanov
[Photograph series]
Various dimensions

God save the Queen, 2012
Andie Macario & Victor Ivanov
[Photograph series]
Various dimensions

God save the Queen, 2012
Andie Macario & Victor Ivanov
[Photograph series]
Various dimensions

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Peep-O-Rama, 2012

7 Jun

Peep-o-rama, 2012
Video Installation.
Chipboard, Mdf board, velvet curtains, 5-9 inch screen analogue tv monitors & dvd players.
300cm x 350cm x 120cm

Peep-o-rama, 2012
Video Installation.
Chipboard, Mdf board, velvet curtains, 5-9 inch screen analogue tv monitors & dvd players.
300cm x 350cm x 120cm

My installation is now finished and is ready for assessment. I must say that from the outside it looks really good and i’m happy with the way it looks although I can’t say so much for the inside. We’ve had a lot of problems with the build of the shelves. Due to it’s un-even angles the shelves have not come out so aligned which is rather annoying as the plan for covered boxed shelves have gone down the drain due to this structural failure. In the end we decide we would take those out and cut some new slots (which came out un-even as we had to use the hand-jigsaw). Yesterday I gum-stripped and painted them ready for velcro to be stuck down on the front panel so that you’d be able to remove it easily to switch the equipment on and off. But this morning it had all gone wrong and so me and Victor just nailed it in. It looks really shoddy, I’m not happy with it but it will suffice for the assesment.

My plan for the private view is to go back and get rid of the box shelf and cover the bottom with a white silk material on which the monitors would sit seductively. That should also play with the aesthetics of the old broadcast monitors which have small screens (between 5-9inch).

Here are some photos I took with my iphone throughout the build.

The Build:

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Let Them Eat Cake round 2

5 Jun

The slideshow below contains some documentation of the second round of filming we did a couple of months ago. I think with photoshop editing, some of the images could work well as a series of photographs.

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Let Them Eat Cake, 2012

5 Jun

Let Them Eat Cake, 2012
A1 Poster (59.4 x 84.1cm)

This was originally a film still from the video (of the same name) we had shot back in December in 2011. I played around with editing tools in photoshop and this is what was finalised. We both really like this image and we have decided that this particular image would be presented as a poster (almost as if it were an advert for the video). This is going to be displayed in the drawing show that will accompany the degree show and also in the ptbm shop.

It’s a very powerful image which is why i think it works well as a poster or photograph rather than a film still, it can stand alone as a work of it’s own.

Here is the first edit of the video (1st round).

The next set of images are stills or photographic documentation of the video/shoot (from the first shoot, we later re-shot the whole thing).

 

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Smother, 2012

5 Jun

SMOTHER, 2012
(Video Still)

We wanted to play around and somehow combine our ideas and create something that would bring out the best of our individual practices. We took from Georgie’s Syrup videos and my Milk one (GOT MILK?) and we combined my use of wigs to create a vibrant imagery and teamed it up with Georgie’s use of translucent foods to create something that was very sexualised via those two elements meshing well into one another. We decided that I would be the performer and Georgie would work the camera but that we would both direct the film.

The Treacle works really well as it really brings out the red of the wig, creating a sexual visual but at the same time turning the food into something abject.

This is the video that I have edited, we stil have to edit together and perhaps re-shoot it as the lighting is a bit off (it has a yellow tint when it should be  a white back ground. But I have played around a bit on Final Cut to try to achieve that whiteness but although it looks ok, I’d rather we shot it again but with more white spot lighting in the background.

Collaboration with Georgie Hodgson

5 Jun

Me and Georgie have recently teamed up to create a series of works as we have been working with similar ideas within our own practices. I think it has been successful so far, we’ve brought different experiences, ideas and talents to the table and we have worked well together. It has been hard to meet up and actually film and edit the videos we’ve made as we have both been busy with our own solo works but it has been much fun. We have yet to edit some footage but we have re-shot some of the videos as we thought they could be better, but we are yet to edit so I have included stills, photographs and either partially edited and/or non-edited videos as a documentation of the outcome our collaborations this year.

 

These series of works started as an experimentation where we project my video (Elle Porno) with Georgie’s (Glaze) and overlap them to see what the resulting image is. This was at the start of our collaboration and it was a way for us to brainstorm and decide what we wanted to get from this collaboration.

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Ways of seeing – John Berger

5 Jun

My work explores the way in wich we look at the object of desire whilst knowing that the object is aware of the look placed upon it (by object I refer to the models within my recent films – See Elle Porno (It’s French You Know, Gold and Dressed to Undress.) This is particularly common amongst pornographers to use their actors in a way that the viewer feels like they are involved within the scenes presented to them. One of the key parts to my research is John Berger’s television series Ways Of Seeing from 1972.

 

 

 

 

In The Deep End, 2012

29 May

Artist Video. 2012

Amanda Palmer & Peaches – Map Of Tasmania

24 May

Post-post physical on Vimeo

9 Apr

Post-post physical on Vimeo on Vimeo

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