Friday, 17 April 2009

NCC: neasden control centre

Neasden control centre is the work of Stephen Smith. His work often has a raw, layered collage approach in graphics, installations and film and motion. I really like that his work is very experimental and diverse. Found objects are a massive inspiration he says there 'like little presents of life' , i love how he then brings this found element into his work by pushing the boundaries in printing by layering prints so they become really dense.

He has defiantly inspired me to be more of a mag pie and collect and save objects, photographs and prints which i admire. 

I was chosen to take part in 24 hour workshop with Stephen Smith, we put in pairs and each given a random phrase or word. Ours was 'ring the boss'. Then from this we could create anything from an animation, installation, collage, drawing, or even a sound. We decided to take a collage approach.

Here is our collage:

we wasn't happy with the overall composition of the collage so we took a trip to the photocopier to experiment with the scale and create new interesting sections......... this is what happend.....
The photocopier was a great idea, it gave us some wonderful angular compositions which was totally random and worked really well.

Our wall display at the end of the work shop.

The toilet seat was something extra we had up our sleeve. It was rushed as we did it with some extra time which had at the end as it wasn't our main priorate, before we had to present 'ring the boss'

I really enjoyed this workshop. I enjoyed meeting new people and working along side them. I feel that i have really benefited from the workshop and that it has influenced me to work in different was and to take a more hands on approach.

1 comment:

  1. Wow rachel, I never saw this work, it's amazing! Where on earth did u find the toilet seat?!