I have been trying to upload a documentary I made on to You Tube.
I am s pleased that I have been doing this work because the process has been extended and frustrating to be engaged in. Firstly, the size of the project was an issue, compression is tied up with the uploading process. A You Tube video cannot be larger than 1G and my video documentary was 1.12G so, then I had to investigate the most successful methods of compression to keep the work in scale thus looking good still and that process took some time. Now, the uploading of the video is taking its time two failed attempts thus far. The video file is now about the third of its size and the file has twice encountered probelms whilst uploading and failed. This process of failed uploads and files sizing is boring and frustrating I must say, as I just want to embed the work in You Tube and link it in to Salon.com. It will be exciting to have my documentary as part of my Blog and to see how I like the work published for the world to watch.
Talking about sharing things with the world, I went to see a beautiful and humor filed exhibition yesterday by an artist called Hany Armanious at the Roxlyn Oxley Gallery. The show was of sculptures and these works were in the main cast assemblages of modern and everyday objects. Hany cast objecs such as chairs, polystryrene boxes, engine parts, furniture, blow up toys and more and co joined these casts to assemble beautiful sculptures with titles such as Spinx and Temple.
The hang was simple, sparse, elegant, understated and this simplicity created movement for the eye within the exhibition a rhythm of form, texture, colour and scale. The works were beautiful and tender and full of layered jokes - both art and otherwise. Hany was quietly taking the piss out of how we value things, nudging us to ask us questions of ourselves of our what we value in a materialist culture by showing us the beauty of the unseen and disgarded in the process of our economic heirarchy and ordering.