audio video disco from Lorraine Snape on Vimeo.
Lured by romantic notions, I took a roll of paper into the sea and out again onto the shore, reconnecting with nature physically through a performance of sorts which simultaneously produced a work on paper en plein air, thus resulting in an absurdity that is at one and the same time capable of being both beautiful and ridiculous in itself and which in turn is mimicked in the film.
Carefully balanced between the marking of time and the risk of collapse or breakage, a pendulum hovers millimeters from the floor. Reminiscent of a spindle in form, it brings to mind the idiom spinning a yarn, used to express the telling of a long imaginative story – or lie.
Completely lost or deeply confused, out of sight of land; as a nation surrounded by water, we are unironically “at sea”; our country has perhaps lost its anchor. A discombobulated nation; adrift in a dangerous or uncertain position. And whilst all around are playing, an insignificant boat, all at sea, sinks unnoticed.
it is lockdown, and my neighbours crave attention, so lets have a disco in the kitchen. lighting courtesy of the police.
Basking in the dancing sunlight that filtered into my flat during UK lockdown 2020
story telling performance, performed on MS teams
Reflecting through family portraits, the constraints and confines of UK Lockdown during the Covid-19 Corona Virus Pandemic
The magnet becomes a lens of touch. Attraction, resistance, force and weight; feeling the environment through the pull of a magnet on metal or the weight of an object on a string. One can reflect on the items collected as archaeological finds and muse upon what it says of our culture anthropologically.
I use mirrors as lenses to reflect and distort. It is possible to confuse and disrupt the expected view at the same time as honing in on small sections or colours and representing them to an audience through documentation.
the sounds and experiences of zoom or similar
Feeling the resistance of the water. Listening to the water as it moves. There is a reconnection to nature and an embracing of touch. Droplets resonate, a strange order in the chaos. Splashing feels anarchic.
From a series of art walks created during the UK Government imposed lockdown 2020 and the prescribed one hour of daily exercise outside. A path is scraped through the debris and a mound of blossom created at the end.
Found paintings, left by dogs, on designer bollards at multi billion pound development in London
a series of non starter, micro installations that fail to get going and fall short of intention. thus mirroring the feeling of apathy felt during the covid 19 pandemic
a motorcycle cover appears to breathe as it inflates and deflates in the wind. filmed during the uk lockdown.
a series of micro installations featuring the epochal mask
polystyrene beads spin and dance beneath a fan in this micro installation
a slow walk along a short path, but nonetheless impactful for it
making art and entertaining the kids with the added bonus of having performers on hand. a micro installation video from lockdown
when you’re at the top it is often short lived. there’s always something ready to push you over the edge.
Reflecting on life in lockdown. Polystyrene balls inside a plastic tube swirl around caught in the convection of two fans which sit either end.
when you’re stuck at home during lockdown you can still take a different path
When lockdown started toilet paper was in short supply so I gathered up all the available paper in the house whilst contemplating teaching my kids how to use a jug of water.
something is bubbling up from underneath but the world keeps turning
As the impact plays out, the balloon becomes balletic, displaying a certain beauty in its deathly end.
Hiding in plain sight, this sensitive installation, only occasionally makes its presence known to those who pass over it or care to take a closer look. This is a subtle intervention in a place of quiet reflection and contemplation, where we consider the small and everyday elements of life alongside the spiritual.
The ritual of striking a match, to light a candle and think of a loved one, is commonplace in church. This artwork is intended to draw attention to this and act as a focus for further pause and contemplation.
a universe of dust and galaxies reflect off of a chrome beach ball and hexagonal mirrors. a giant disco ball satellite to celebrate mardi gras
The balloon is floating majestically in the air, but at times the falls to the ground and bobs along. It precariously hovers above mouse traps, occasionally triggering them.
the ball cannot comfortably fit in this environment, it cannot freely roll down the slope, or pass through doorways, it is constrained
Up high on the gallery wall, 2 wobbly black whips slowly rotate like the hands of a clock. rhythmically carving tracks through fun snaps nestled on a shelf below. Occasionally one falls and the explosion resonates through the space and beyond.
ball bearings, magnets, mirror ball motors and saloon door hinges combine in a series of works precariously balanced and deliberately arranged to watch, brush past, touch or avoid
Magnets and ferromagnetic elements are exploited to suspend plastics, polystyrene and acrylic tubing.
paddling pool, ocean balls, encyclopaedia pages, neodymium magnets, string, wooden poles, child’s chair
torch, cord, luminous paint
neodymium magnet, twine, found materials