Sean Clark's Blog
I've been updating my various websites over the past few months. The cuttlefish.org site has been merged with www.seanclark.me.uk, meaning that all my current and past work since 2000 can be found in one place. I've kept the older projects on www.nemeton.com - although this site has had a bit of an update too. The work's not quite finished, but I hope you'll agree that the new site is easier to navigate and better maintained than the old.
For a non-believer I seem to be spending quite a bit of time at Churches these days! On Friday I went to the latest St Nicholas Church (Leicester) music event organised by Ola Szmidt. This featured and eclectic - and excellent - mix of music and poetry. I provided lighting for the event.
On Saturday was the latest Watch This Space Shine event. This time at All Saints Church in Northampton. As with the previous two events I ran a version of Memory Mirror that was projected on the church and worked with artist Paul Gent on "live drawing" during the show. It was well attended and seemed to go down well. Watch This Space have a great knack of creating spectacular and accessible arts events at historic places and it's always nice to be working with them.
No matter what you believe (or don't believe in), Churches are undoubtedly amazing buildings. It's particularly good to see them being put to more secular uses, such as hosting events like these.
From the Mac Plus in the 1980s to the iPhone in the 2010s Steve Jobs has provided the tools I've needed to realise my creative potential. He will be missed.
Today saw the premier of Honest Dave‘s new interactive video work “Bath Time" at The Interact Gallery. The piece was produced for his MA at DeMontfort University and examines issues of public vs. private space through the use of video of two people bathing and their reflections on “bath time". The work will be on show at The Interact Gallery until 4th October.
Fabrika was location ‘A' on the ABC arts event last night. Downstairs there was live music, poetry and performance and upstairs The Interact Gallery was fully on-line with a full exhibition of my new work.
There was a good turnout and everything ran smoothly. Hopefully it will be the first of many well-attended events at the gallery.
The first Shine event took place at Brixworth All Saints Church on Saturday evening. The show consisted of multimedia installations inside the church and light and video projections outside - all organised by Leicester‘s Watch This Space team. My contribution to the event was a version of my Memory Mirror installation that was used to generate video projections on the side of the building. Pictures can be found on Flickr and a short video on YouTube.
Dropsketch has been live for almost a month now and usage continues to grow. Sketches are being deposited in the system from all over the world as can be seen on the map here. I‘ll be revisiting the iPhone app soon and adding some new features, such as a built in map and the ability to ‘respond' to other people‘s sketches. I‘ll also be looking at ways of presenting the sketches made in interesting interactive ways. Visit The Interact Gallery for more information about the Dropsketch project.