With these experiments here I am going back to an aesthetic and process that was also apparent when I did my projections in the snow pieces. Here, I have taken very close up videos of various plants and flowers around my house and moved around them, as if filming from a first-person point of view. I then inverted the colours of the film and adjusted their appearance to give them this colourful and abstract look.
The juxtaposition between taking something very natural and making it look unrecognisable, and perhaps futuristic/computer generated, is a transformative process that I feel links in well with my work. I’ve inverted the colours from greens, a colour with heavy connotations with the natural world, to artificial looking pinks, blues, and purples which I associate with technology. I am interested in the way that the natural and digital world can be intertwined and distorted and mashed together, or how the traditional and digital can be combined.
I also feel like these link to my work because these videos feel unrecognisable to what I was originally filming. They could perhaps take on the appearance of a new, alien landscape, something so unfamiliar, which links to other aspects of my work where I have discussed presenting something on a micro scale appear to be on a macro scale.