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May 2018


To Do

May 9, 2018
  1. Edit posts in EDIT category
  2. Add some notes from books mentioned
  3. Cut down perspex (!!!!)
  4. Speak to Charlie about how to mount perspex cutout to mdf (!!!!!)
  5. Buy back projection film
  6. Take stills from stolen footage and reflect on that more
  7. Take stills of colour correction on final video and explain
  8. Think about the length of my video and why I’ve chosen to keep it long? – Look at works by James Benning (length of footage is determined by the 16mm film he uses for Ten Skies, this can be justified with my pots)
EDIT Research

James Benning

May 11, 2018

James Benning works with film, focusing on a sense of place. His work is often built from long, unedited takes. The lengths of his films are determined by the lengths of film he’s shooting on. A parallel can be drawn with my work in that the length of my film is determined by the amount of time the pots take to dissolve. A few people have asked me why I’m not speeding it up so the viewer can experience a lot of the work all at once rather than relying on their patience and I feel it would do the subjects explored within the work a disservice, especially since I’m looking at the retelling of ignored histories and long term periods of silence.




Projection Films

May 14, 2018

Originally when I looked for back/rear projection film I did a general search and found myself looking at materials I didn’t understand and spec sheets that made no sense, additionally reviews I could find seem to suggest what I was searching for wouldn’t stay up for long periods of time and obviously I need to make sure it sticks to the acrylic for nearly 3 weeks.

I went back to Ana and asked for her priceless advice πŸ’–



I started with ProDisplay, but their website had no prices. I double checked with Ana and she said she’d expect it to be about Β£30 for a couple of sheets, so I fired off an email to ProDisplay. This was the response and I died a little bit inside:

After picking my jaw off the floor I looked into contacting 10outof10 instead, ringing their London branch to work out if they could help me. They explained they had back projection vinyl and for Β£30 I could get a couple of sheets of dual projection screen, which would mean I could view the film from both sides. I asked for an email with all these details in so I could show it to Ana:

For obvious reasons I was concerned I’d misunderstood either Ana or the specifications given to me by 10outof10 and the ones on the ProDisplay’s website, so I went back to Ana and asked for her advice before committing to anything. She too was surprised at the difference in price and eventually worked out that 10outof10 only had the kind of screen you stretch over a frame, not the kind of adhesive film you ‘float’ onto acrylic panels. So that ruled 10outof10 out, which was disheartening because I was keen not to spend a fortune and ProDisplay seemed like my only option. Ana offered to phone ProDisplay herself to work out if it was in fact the correct kind of material and managed to work her magic and get them to post me two sample sizes (a4) of both their dual 360 degree film and standard rear projection film for free! Very happy and relieved, as finding out a bit of projection film could cost me over Β£300 after VAT and postage was not how I wanted to start my week.


All Hail Ana Rutter πŸ‘‘