It’s already the beginning of October, and while there may be blue skies there is a definite nip in the air today.
We’ve had some sad goodbyes to resident artists, Cheryl Papasian and Mary Beth, and today DoJCA Graduate Awardee Camerron Orr, but it has been a excellent month of pot luck lunches, midnight seances, new games (in particular a throwing game called 5 Step) – and as always, a huge amount of production in the SSW studios.
Artist in Residence Krisha Krodecki is using her last week to experiment with materials. She is currently casting large scale speakers known as ‘Tactile Trans-juicers’, which are often used in gaming.
Here are the results of casting in plaster and concrete…
and here is Krisha building the mold for her attempt to cast in saw dust
Once completed she hopes to play a consistent sound through each speaker so the effect on materiality on sound might be explores.
During September we have also said hello to our two new members of the team, Rachel and Uist. Uist Corrigan is our new Junior Technican. The post is funded by the Creative Scotland Youth Employment Initiative Programme, aimed at 20-30 year olds. The funding has enabled us to have Uist here for a full year.
Rachel Grant is working within the office at SSW as our Programmes Assistant until December.
At the moment we also have our Fred Bushe Memorial Award winner Ben Martin here, and he is working on a body of work for exhibition at Seventeen in Aberdeen during November. The Fred Bushe Memorial Award has been established in celebration of SSW’s 35th anniversay, and acknowledges the amazing legacy that Fred Bushe, RSA OBE, has created.
Artist Jane Appelbee is also here this week exploring a variety of casting methods, and here she is beginning to develop her moulds…
Emma Hunter has been here for her first month, and as she begins the second she is managing to spread herself out in the studio – she has so much work planned I think we will just need to keep her here for another few months!
And of course, Carl Giffney is still here for another two weeks, and an update on his work will be posted soon…