MAIN ABOUT INSTALLATIONS EXHIBITION
Ant is a retired architect with a lifelong interest in the Arts. Sketches he made on walks were often the inspiration for his paintings and drawings. Ten years ago, Ant was diagnosed with the progressive condition Motor Neurone Disease and is now physically confined to a wheelchair, his breathing assisted by a mechanical ventilator. Kate is an artist who explores walking in the rural landscape as an artistic medium. In 2016 she was diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer and surgery prevented her from going on long walks for a few months. Kate now considers herself to have made a full recovery. What is a Mindwalk? Ant: I’ve painted and drawn all my life but although I can no longer move my body or hands, I felt very strongly that I had to find other ways to be creative. I walk in my mind – I’m not simply lying or sitting in bed recalling a memory. I’m actually walking the path and route in my mind, experiencing the act of walking and observing what's around me. For me, it is a very real walk which is sometimes quite long, other times very short. For example, I do pass the cotton-grass on Cnicht; I do stand and experience the great open vistas which in many respects are closely related to my paintings. I used to wash thin layers of colour over hot pressed paper or on canvas to create a sense of space and depth. But now, I have to do this by juggling with words and through the visual interpretation of the Mindwalk. How have you created these interpretations of your Mindwalks? Ant: We work very much in collaboration. Each of us contributes to the development of the project. The Mindwalk is generated in my mind and at the outset it is very much a narrative, so the words and the development of the haikus and any prose is developed by myself in an iterative process with Kate. Kate interprets the Mindwalk by going on the walk with camera and audio equipment so the dialogue between us is critical, with Kate creating the audio-visual material -supported by Jack who provides the technical side of editing. Simply put, the Mindwalk and words come from myself, the audio-visual material and creative presentation comes from Kate. These are integrated on a collaborative basis over a series of sessions. Kate: I felt it was imperative that the visual material I had recorded on the walks was presented through a series of layers; not only to reference the traditional composition of paintings (and place Ant’s own paintings within that tradition) but also to position the Mindwalks within the context of Ant’s daily life. Projecting the films on to 3D objects has the ability to transform film into an immersive experience much nearer to the space that Ant aspired to in his paintings and to the space that I feel on a walk. With the help of Jack Miller as editor and technician I was able to achieve the transmission of this concept into each individual film, and then further develop the installation around the finised pieces. I tried to work in a different colour palette and tone for each walk, so that all four Mindwalks possessed a distinctive aesthetic.
MINDWALKS I WALK IN MY MIND
Anthony Collier - Concept
Kate Green - Audio, Visual & Installation
IWALKINMYMIND@GMAIL.COM
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ABOUT INSTALLATIONS EXHIBITION
Ant is a retired architect with a lifelong interest in the Arts. Sketches he made on walks were often the inspiration for his paintings and drawings. Ten years ago, Ant was diagnosed with the progressive condition Motor Neurone Disease and is now physically confined to a wheelchair, his breathing assisted by a mechanical ventilator. Kate is an artist who explores walking in the rural landscape as an artistic medium. In 2016 she was diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer and surgery prevented her from going on long walks for a few months. Kate now considers herself to have made a full recovery.
Anthony Collier - Concept Kate Green - Audio, Visual & Installation
What is a Mindwalk? Ant: I’ve painted and drawn all my life but although I can no longer move my body or hands, I felt very strongly that I had to find other ways to be creative. I walk in my mind – I’m not simply lying or sitting in bed recalling a memory. I’m actually walking the path and route in my mind, experiencing the act of walking and observing what's around me. For me, it is a very real walk which is sometimes quite long, other times very short. For example, I do pass the cotton-grass on Cnicht; I do stand and experience the great open vistas which in many respects are closely related to my paintings. I used to wash thin layers of colour over hot pressed paper or on canvas to create a sense of space and depth. But now, I have to do this by juggling with words and through the visual interpretation of the Mindwalk. How have you created these interpretations of your Mindwalks? Ant: We work very much in collaboration. Each of us contributes to the development of the project. The Mindwalk is generated in my mind and at the outset it is very much a narrative, so the words and the development of the haikus and any prose is developed by myself in an iterative process with Kate. Kate interprets the Mindwalk by going on the walk with camera and audio equipment so the dialogue between us is critical, with Kate creating the audio-visual material -supported by Jack who provides the technical side of editing. Simply put, the Mindwalk and words come from myself, the audio-visual material and creative presentation comes from Kate. These are integrated on a collaborative basis over a series of sessions. Kate: I felt it was imperative that the visual material I had recorded on the walks was presented through a series of layers; not only to reference the traditional composition of paintings (and place Ant’s own paintings within that tradition) but also to position the Mindwalks within the context of Ant’s daily life. Projecting the films on to 3D objects has the ability to transform film into an immersive experience much nearer to the space that Ant aspired to in his paintings and to the space that I feel on a walk. With the help of Jack Miller as editor and technician I was able to achieve the transmission of this concept into each individual film, and then further develop the installation around the finised pieces. I tried to work in a different colour palette and tone for each walk, so that all four Mindwalks possessed a distinctive aesthetic.
IWALKINMYMIND@GMAIL.COM
MINDWALKS I WALK IN MY MIND
Ant is a retired architect with a lifelong interest in the Arts. Sketches he made on walks were often the inspiration for his paintings and drawings. Ten years ago, Ant was diagnosed with the progressive condition Motor Neurone Disease and is now physically confined to a wheelchair, his breathing assisted by a mechanical ventilator. Kate is an artist who explores walking in the rural landscape as an artistic medium. In 2016 she was diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer and surgery prevented her from going on long walks for a few months. Kate now considers herself to have made a full recovery.
Kate Green - Audio, Visual & Installation What is a Mindwalk? Ant: I’ve painted and drawn all my life but although I can no longer move my body or hands, I felt very strongly that I had to find other ways to be creative. I walk in my mind – I’m not simply lying or sitting in bed recalling a memory. I’m actually walking the path and route in my mind, experiencing the act of walking and observing what's around me. For me, it is a very real walk which is sometimes quite long, other times very short. For example, I do pass the cotton-grass on Cnicht; I do stand and experience the great open vistas which in many respects are closely related to my paintings. I used to wash thin layers of colour over hot pressed paper or on canvas to create a sense of space and depth. But now, I have to do this by juggling with words and through the visual interpretation of the Mindwalk. How have you created these interpretations of your Mindwalks? Ant: We work very much in collaboration. Each of us contributes to the development of the project. The Mindwalk is generated in my mind and at the outset it is very much a narrative, so the words and the development of the haikus and any prose is developed by myself in an iterative process with Kate. Kate interprets the Mindwalk by going on the walk with camera and audio equipment so the dialogue between us is critical, with Kate creating the audio-visual material -supported by Jack who provides the technical side of editing. Simply put, the Mindwalk and words come from myself, the audio-visual material and creative presentation comes from Kate. These are integrated on a collaborative basis over a series of sessions. Kate: I felt it was imperative that the visual material I had recorded on the walks was presented through a series of layers; not only to reference the traditional composition of paintings (and place Ant’s own paintings within that tradition) but also to position the Mindwalks within the context of Ant’s daily life. Projecting the films on to 3D objects has the ability to transform film into an immersive experience much nearer to the space that Ant aspired to in his paintings and to the space that I feel on a walk. With the help of Jack Miller as editor and technician I was able to achieve the transmission of this concept into each individual film, and then further develop the installation around the finised pieces. I tried to work in a different colour palette and tone for each walk, so that all four Mindwalks possessed a distinctive aesthetic. Anthony Collier - Concept
IWALKINMYMIND@GMAIL.COM
Ant is a retired architect with a lifelong interest in the Arts. Sketches he made on walks were often the inspiration for his paintings and drawings. Ten years ago, Ant was diagnosed with the progressive condition Motor Neurone Disease and is now physically confined to a wheelchair, his breathing assisted by a mechanical ventilator. Kate is an artist who explores walking in the rural landscape as an artistic medium. In 2016 she was diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer and surgery prevented her from going on long walks for a few months. Kate now considers herself to have made a full recovery.
Kate Green - Audio, Visual & Installation What is a Mindwalk? Ant: I’ve painted and drawn all my life but although I can no longer move my body or hands, I felt very strongly that I had to find other ways to be creative. I walk in my mind – I’m not simply lying or sitting in bed recalling a memory. I’m actually walking the path and route in my mind, experiencing the act of walking and observing what's around me. For me, it is a very real walk which is sometimes quite long, other times very short. For example, I do pass the cotton-grass on Cnicht; I do stand and experience the great open vistas which in many respects are closely related to my paintings. I used to wash thin layers of colour over hot pressed paper or on canvas to create a sense of space and depth. But now, I have to do this by juggling with words and through the visual interpretation of the Mindwalk. How have you created these interpretations of your Mindwalks? Ant: We work very much in collaboration. Each of us contributes to the development of the project. The Mindwalk is generated in my mind and at the outset it is very much a narrative, so the words and the development of the haikus and any prose is developed by myself in an iterative process with Kate. Kate interprets the Mindwalk by going on the walk with camera and audio equipment so the dialogue between us is critical, with Kate creating the audio-visual material -supported by Jack who provides the technical side of editing. Simply put, the Mindwalk and words come from myself, the audio-visual material and creative presentation comes from Kate. These are integrated on a collaborative basis over a series of sessions. Kate: I felt it was imperative that the visual material I had recorded on the walks was presented through a series of layers; not only to reference the traditional composition of paintings (and place Ant’s own paintings within that tradition) but also to position the Mindwalks within the context of Ant’s daily life. Projecting the films on to 3D objects has the ability to transform film into an immersive experience much nearer to the space that Ant aspired to in his paintings and to the space that I feel on a walk. With the help of Jack Miller as editor and technician I was able to achieve the transmission of this concept into each individual film, and then further develop the installation around the finised pieces. I tried to work in a different colour palette and tone for each walk, so that all four Mindwalks possessed a distinctive aesthetic. Anthony Collier - Concept
IWALKINMYMIND@GMAIL.COM