A Lockdown Diary
Below are a series of videos that I collectively call A Lockdown Diary. Consequently, these had been used as immersive imagery engulfing my living room, therefore, transforming a domestic space into a living art installation. Their inclusion on this page is to show them as individual pieces or like a chapter in a diary.
Each video acts as a visual sketch of different thoughts and themes that happened between March 2020 - August 2020. I consider them to be intuitive reactions to various experiences and observations during lockdown. Comprised mainly of stop motion animation, collage and experimental video each one tells its own visual story along with my visual response to research on Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, late 1970's - early 1980's music videos, as well as looking at artists such as Pippilotti Rist, Joan Jonas and David Hammons to create a nonsensical brain stew of moving images.
Even though they are made in 2020 they are designed to have an early 1980's music video aesthetic. These videos are mostly made up of several animated clips that are roughly 13 to 30 seconds long that were once the starting point of ideas that just died and are now used as scratch videos that reappear in non narrative pieces. Some of these videos have no sound while others have a rather eclectic sound track with music ranging from ragtime jazz to sounds found in an overly dramatised sci fi movie trailers.
Descriptions can be found in each video's individual YouTube link.