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I've held an interest in the art form of video/cinema/animation for a very long time. When putting these video art pieces together, I became more aware of just how much freedom there could be with video work.

Below are some self-initiated projects that I put together for certain topics and visual styles I'm fond of. I wanted to push my ability with these projects, ranging from shooting video, editing, sound design, animation. Basically, these video pieces started to become more mixed media pieces!

Interview with a Synesthete

When I first became aware of the neurological condition, synesthesia, I was completely fascinated about it and just wanted to learn as much as I could about it. I then decided to explore the depths of the condition by getting in contact with the UK Synesthesia Association who put me in touch with Tim Layden.

Tim is an American artist and teacher who lives in London, who was born with the condition, chromesthesia, a form of synesthesia where one involuntarily experiences shapes and colours from sound.

I set up an interview with Tim in the hope to gain more of an insight for myself and others of the truly intriguing condition that is synesthesia.

Interview with a Synesthete
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2 Screens

I wanted to create a video installation piece that pushed me creatively and logically but also immersed the audience to ideally leave with their own interpretation of what I was trying to convey.

I looked into how the TV screen can be seen as this gateway to what seems like an unlimited amount of information and moving images, essentially being shot at the viewer at rapid speeds and also comments upon the desensitization that can stem from this.

The main video piece was presented on a CRT style television, that consisted of a series of archived footage from TV, that I cut up and sped up, whilst experimenting with other disorientating visual styles. The music/sound design that went with it was meant to match the visuals in the overall tempo. The entire piece played on an infinite loop that was essentially trying put whoever was watching into a trance-like state, just how television can.

A second television was set up next to the CRT television but was more of a modern flat screen style (the purposeful juxtaposition of technology). I had attached a camera to the top of the TV that displayed a live feed of the viewer, which was showing how they reacted to the piece and essentially made the observer become the observee.

Video Stills

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Free Range Exhibition

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HK Lights

Whilst living in Hong Kong I discovered very early on that it is an incredibly hectic city, that for me, felt like it had two different identities during the day and after the sun went down.
 

Travelling into the centre at night, I explored how the artificial lights that illuminate nearly every road and continuously stay active even when nobody is in view.

HK Lights
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