Easel is a constructed replica of an easel that I found amongst the communal art materials in a Beijing studio whilst undertaking a residency with Red Gate Gallery in 2013. The original easel was portable and served as a creative tool throughout my residency. I developed a method of landscape videography whereby the easel would act as a kind of stage prop that could be transported and filmed in different locations.
I crafted a white MDF panel that sat on the easel. When filmed, the ‘blank cavas’ would enact a manifested meeting point between two kinds of image creation processes, the painted image and the photographed image. The image on the screen is a projected image – a close up of the green leaves from the many lotus flowers that adorned the surface of a nearby artificial lake in the Bei Gao Township.