Easel, 2013

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.

 

Easel detail, 2014. Tasmanian Oak, aluminium fittings, Pico projector with looped single channel digital video, 1400x1000x800mm

Easel detail, Bryden Williams, 2014. Tasmanian Oak, aluminium fittings, Pico projector with looped single channel digital video, 1400x1000x800mm

Easel detail, 2014. Tasmanian Oak, aluminium fittings, Pico projector with looped single channel digital video, 1400x1000x800mm

Easel detail, Bryden Williams, 2014. Tasmanian Oak, aluminium fittings, Pico projector with looped single channel digital video, 1400x1000x800mm

Easel detail, 2014. Tasmanian Oak, aluminium fittings, Pico projector with looped single channel digital video, 1400x1000x800mm

Easel detail, Bryden Williams, 2014. Tasmanian Oak, aluminium fittings, Pico projector with looped single channel digital video, 1400x1000x800mm