Fortunate happenstance, pleasant surprise , Serendipity, The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident, The fact or occurrence of such discoveries, An instance of making such a discovery, luck,
an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident, good fortune; a talent for making fortunate discoveries while searching for other things, blessing, break*, dumb luck, fluke, good luck, happenstance, happy chance, luck, lucky break, stumbling upon, tripping over, serendipitous!
..............is listening to 2 separate recordings made at the same time from two separate rooms and when the sounds, pitch, atmosphere colide and conversations get electric and suddenly theres a build up of excitement both at the same time..... sound, space, people, time of day, people being spontaneous
Interesting explorations and discovery s continuing on this week from last- hours of material to log!
sketches made in sketch book of the installation/projection and position in the space, as well as, how i wish to animate the video footage and a basic design and how the collage of sounds, taken from 'winter foot prints' are to be layered and stretched and i can see how to work the imagery with the sound- which I'm pleased about- ( visual are stop starry and moody with blurred images mixed in separating the more formal texts ).
Looking forward to getting to a point that is 'the immersive experience' and not the looking through hours of recorded 'past' doctumentation- the experience of 'now' and 'freshness' as with older installation work, has to fit with the idea that relates to 'serendipitous unplanned discoveries' . Lots of complexities to work through!
Hope to have a mock up by Friday..... fingers crossed.
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.