Check out this amazing video of the breathing RCBs Cloud from my exhibition “Wonder”, filmed and edited by Owen Elliott.
The Breathing Cloud is a knitted imagining of the clouds of carbon rich dust produced by RCB stars. I wanted to explore connections between these stellar events and the every day business of being human. I imagine the stars exhaling clouds of dust into the universe, in the same way as we humans (carbon based life forms) breath in and out, expanding and contracting with each breath. You can read more about this body of work on my portfolio.
This work was a collaboration between myself and engineer, Daniel Macnish.
Thank you to everyone who made it to the opening of Wonder at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery last night!
You can view all the artworks from Wonder here…
Photographs by Owen Elliott
My solo show Wonder opens at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle on 26 September at 6pm. I would love to see you there!
Here is a video of the first test of the small RCB cloud breathing – all thanks to my friend Daniel who has the skills and the knowhow to make amazing things happen!
A little weekend reading for you! Artist Profile magazine, issue 27 2014, Discovery section. http://www.artistprofile.com.au/current-issue/
RCB Cloud, Claire Pendrigh, wool on plastic and metal frame. Photograph: Darren Tynan
I finally had the chance to hang the RCB Cloud in a gallery space for a photo shoot. It’s so good to see it out of the studio – I think that this work needs space to breath.
RCB Cloud (detail). Photograph Darren Tynan
The RCB Cloud is my interpretation of the carbon rich dust clouds ejected by RCB stars. I am also working on an audio component to these works in which the sound of breathing becomes louder, heavier, softer or lighter in correlation with graphs mapping RCB stars’ magnitudes. I like to imagine that these clouds of dust are exhaled by the RCB stars, like the breath of living organisms. In this body of work I am trying to locate the individual in the context of the universe by linking their everyday existence to stellar events.
I’m very excited to let you know that I have ben accepted for an artist residency in 2015 with Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan! I will be spending two months at the studio making a body of work about tea and tea culture.