Room For Research
Above: Vintage Bang & Olufsen CX100 passive speakers (c. 1984). Production ceased in September 2003, but I got lucky and found an all white pair online. The system itself is older than me, and sourcing the supporting parts was no walk in the park, but the bass still knocks.
Below: The Olivetti Dora typewriter in perfect working condition. Originally produced in the early 70's, the system's QWERTZ (German Keyboard) took some getting used to. Photos c/o Michael Rousseau
Room For Research is a demo for a solo exhibition I'm working on entitled 'Curves', which is also one of the editing steps I use in Photoshop. Curves are also a constant in my life. For me, nothing has ever been in a straight line, and I try not to view things so straight forward. I'm a millennial by default, we discern, we ask questions. I'm apart of the last generation to experience Summer holiday before the internet but adapt to it as it continues to become part of our existence. I still try not to take my phone to bed but access to information at all times makes it difficult.
I didn't understand the importance of the space around you when working, I was just relying on my own discipline. The truth is, I can't fully concentrate in communal workspaces, I rely on clarity, tranquility, and at times, healthy forms of isolation. The only space you should be trying to fit in is the one you create for yourself. I had to tweet that, too.
Below: Apple iBook G4 (c. October 2004), demo notes and sketches.
Above: Screen testing Filed Under Film 2. Unlike the tone of the first instalment, this tape is a stream lo-fi visuals with little dialogue. Watch snippets of it on my Instagram story (for the next 24 hrs) here.
I remember having to present class projects and hating it! I couldn't really explain myself, much less my work, I find it difficult (at times) even now. What I did enjoyed most was building the presentation, thinking of the best possible way to package the work, or work of art.