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Friday, January 8, 2010

2010: a new blog odyssey

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully santa gave you what you wanted and that you haven't broken any resolutions just yet.
So yep, I'm all graduated and left to my own devices to tackle the big bad world of creatives. This also means time for new beginnings and a new blog so I'm saying goodbye to [working title] for now. My new self-made website is HERE
So goodbye working title, you have been good to me.
May you rest well in the online abyss of abandoned blogs

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bringing it home

After the de-installation of my SITE work it gets lugged back to Water street for storage. Won't fit in the apartment so it's currently hanging out downstairs until the landlord tells me to move it elsewhere.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Video of installed work

StillMoving from Emily Hlavac-Green on Vimeo.

SITE Exhibition Opening Night

Sneak peak at my work through the velvet curtain

business cards front and back

Thank you to everyone (and there are a lot of you) who have helped to make this work successful.

Viet Tieu and I

Some of the photography class photo with Alex in Kansas via Mishca's artwork.
From left: Viet, Alex, Me, Jules, Jess.

Monday, November 16, 2009

StillMoving - important blog bookmarks

06.03.09Disillusions first experimentation with layered transparency
25.03.09Merging Time layered frames from The Matrix
22.05.09Jad Oakes preserving time
17.06.09Layered Blue flattened time lapse
31.08.09Lenticular Odessa experimentation with movement/3D
10.08.09Cups and orange Lenticular animation to give illusion of 3D space

Wall statement and finished installation

“Photography is truth. And cinema is truth twenty-four times a second” Jean-Luc Goddard

Devoid of any actual moving image, StillMoving rests in the space between cinema and photography, and reflects Deleuze’s theory of the time-image; ‘an image in which time ceases to be subordinate to movement and appears for itself.’ The movement stems from action, rather than relying on a motion picture; and becomes a still image where movement is propelled by the viewer.
Focus is taken away from the cinematic and given back to the photographic.

An image may only ever be a representation; never the actual thing it is depicting, never the ‘truth’ as it was once believed to be. Perhaps the only actuality to which the image can be assigned is its indexical factor; that it is no more ‘real’ than the silver emulsion on paper, or the pixel on a screen. StillMoving aims to highlight this falsified reality.

Final touches

lifting the frame with photographs into place in the wall setting.

putting up curtains around room. this was something i didn't initially anticipate, though it made a huge difference in the end. the room becomes a cinema.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Construction worker

Today I have sawn, sanded, drilled, nailed, lifted, stapled, measured, leveled, broken and fixed. Still too scared to take the full backing paper off until it is absolutely necessary, I got the first glimpse of about 1/8th of my work at 1am this morning.

Issues at this stage:
*Costly and time consumingly beautiful 6mm clear acrylic frame for prints didn't work as planned, so had to be constructed from timber, then covered in black fabric for a nice finish, but this works even better!
*Realized that white walls may not work. so tomorrow the walls might have to go black.
*Vinyl lettering has to go outside the room since most people can't read in the dark.
*Fluid isn't open on the weekends for coffee

But thanks to my amazing team of helpers- John for the main wall structure, Jude for showing me everything I now know about building stuff and breaking router bits, Tim and the flatmates for the pizza and D'Arcy for the lettering even though she's insanely busy and its a saturday.

The main framework going up

Lightbox testing

Cutting the timber for the frame to hold images

Wrapping frame sides in black fabric

Single image test with backing still on

I'm looking forward to tomorrow already(and REALLY should get to bed!)

p.s.. also coming along- my NEW blog site! and business cards)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Everything is ready-almost-for installation.
The transparency is on the acrylic (applied tediously with water and a squeegie) and cut to the right size (by the amazing people at absolutely plastics) and now awaits installation, which will hopefully begin tomorrow.
The next step is building a support wall to house the lightboxes, and following that will be installing the photographs. At the moment I'm exploring either hanging them or fitting a frame with spacers around them to hold them in place.
I can't take the backing paper off the photographs yet so it is hard to determine the right spacing. working on it!

Friday, October 23, 2009

First two layers printed!

*still on their paper backing, and not yet mounted onto acrylic, but still, PRINTED!