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LOOK AROUND, NOT AHEAD
This digital installation was part of my final year undergraduate degree show, BORDERLESS (2020). It was a narrative digital piece, involving video, image and text. It was filmed in the sea, in both the polluted waters of Skegness to the crystal clear ocean surrounding the Isle of Arran. The aim of the work was to relinquish control to the ocean - I entered the sea strapped with go pros, and allowed the waves to move me, preventing my control over the footage. The poem dispersed throughout the video and page was influenced by recent ecological texts, exploring our relationship with the natural world. Slowing down the footage to almost destruction, the view becomes no longer anthropocentric. Could we possibly look at nature in the same way, without our human biases and desires clouding our vision? Click on the link to access a digital copy: http://borderlesslu.art/rachel-doughty/
This large scale indoor video projection was part of my final year undergraduate degree work. It was a single-channel piece projected 2x6 M indoors, above a bed laid out for viewers. After initial exhibition, it received further acclaim as part of the Young Talent Film Festival (Cardiff, UK). It was filmed in the centre of Manchester, at night, over several months. The aim of this work was to capture small moments that we don’t ordinarily look out for, focusing on reflections of artificial lights. Within tight frames, the footage often became abstracted and cinematic. In this piece I began my experimentation with relinquishing of control. The cinematic footage was randomised in a 6x3 grid, creating a dreamy atmosphere that was unique to each viewing. This work also included a soundscape, a repetitive, hypnotising and fading audio created by blending recordings captured from site.
COLOURS AND FORM
This large scale outdoor video projection was a commissioned piece for the Enlighten Film Festival (Bendigo, Australia). It was a single-channel site specific piece projected onto the Tertiary Adult Further Education building in Bendigo’s city centre, using a mobile projection device. It was filmed in the north of Victoria, in the Murray-Sunset National Park. This park is famous for its salt lakes; beautiful bodies of water that become pink due to the chemicals in the salt. The aim of this work was to reduce the colour palette to simply pale pink and pale blue, to deconstruct cinema and show how 3D form is created in a 2D medium through the use of colour tones and shades. It is a non-verbal montage using two actors.
DIGITAL PROJECTION ARTIST
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