Wednesday, 20 June 2012

New work!

Some new work on my website for you's all to check out!

Lightspeed - 100 Years of the 100 Meters!

As part of the Olympic celebrations a group of  Scottish artists were commissioned to create a sound and visual art piece to celebrate 100 years of the 100 meters race entitled Lightspeed. Jim from the studio was chosen as one of the artists and was given the task of creating some sound pieces for the sculpture.

The idea behind the work is to celebrate Usain Bolt's current 100 meter record by lining up a series of lights with speakers embedded into them, when triggered the sound and lights go off in sequence so the sound and light travels along each pod ending at the same time as Usain Bolts record breaking sprint of 9.58 seconds. The pods are powered via a built up charge gained from people cycling the 2 bikes you can see in the pics below which in turn power a dynamo. once you have charged up the dyanmo's its just a case of taking up position on the starting line and going for it! Me and Craig had a little race round and managed 14.5 seconds, I'm happy with that!

Anyway the installation will be in Aberdeen's Sports Village just off King Street today and down at the beach boulevard on Thursday so be sure to check it out, have a go and be part of this unique celebration.

26 Collective on Film!

Just some short videos from the 26 Collective archives, our very first party exhibition from June 2010 and a more recent video about Jim Ewan's On Horizon exhibition which took place at Kilau Coffee. Got loads of footage to work through so should have some more video's coming soon!

26 Collective Studios - Party 001 from 26 Collective on Vimeo.

Jim Ewan - On Horizon There Be Giants! from 26 Collective on Vimeo.

Mural Project - May!

So the epic Mural Project is continuing and we've had some new faces joining in with more new faces set to join over the coming weeks. Its all really exciting and is proving a great opportunity to engage with other artists from across a wide range of sectors. You can see more and keep up with when were gonna be down the studio painting etc via our Facebook page.