Monday, February 13, 2012

skyegellmann:

Subterranean

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Time Observation

skyegellmann:

I had an observation of time today.

I was working on the Blindscape app, and experimenting with the delay before a sound plays. In a scene I set 3 different sounds to play at 5, 10 and 15 seconds. When I played the app they all seemed to come on too fast. It just felt strange, and I began to question weather the value of “1” in my game editing screen actually equalled 1 metric second.  So I did the test again, but this time with a stop watch to time the delay. I was surprised to see that the game unit of “1” was 1 second exactly. Playing again, I began to see that when I was immersed by the app, time sped up. Even if I set the audio delays to 25 or 30 seconds, time whizzed by.

This all sounds so simple and obvious. I’ve always taken the veiw that you’ve got as much and as little time as you need, but I find this quite interesting when annalysing how long scenes go for, lengths of loops, recognition / familiarity, and also our perception of time and reality.. which seems to be a theme floating around the nebular in my head. Who ever thought looking in at time could be so interesting!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I traveled to Adelaide so I could work with Dylan on the code, and we’ve just had our first day of play!

I traveled to Adelaide so I could work with Dylan on the code, and we’ve just had our first day of play!

Monday, December 19, 2011

skyegellmann:

Hope you enjoy this example of some of the acrobatics which is going to be in Blindscape. Please support us to raise the $3000 needed to put the show on. We can’t do it without it.. You know how poor I am. Just follow this link: http://blindscapecircus.pozible.com and I will be onneee happy ginger! :D

Sunday, December 4, 2011
Blindscape app in development stages! Loooks preetty.

Blindscape app in development stages! Loooks preetty.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Writing this grant has consolidated my ideas quite well actually. Thanks :)

Writing this grant has consolidated my ideas quite well actually. Thanks :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Creative Development #1, Day One

My brain is exploding at the moment. I’ve had so many conversations today, and still many more to go with many different people.

The day started with me sleeping in and being one and a half hours late.. But that was ok.. My bodys still running on Chinese time :D We had the Circuz Oz space to ourselves. I get a good feeling from the space. The feeling like there is history, blood and tears in the walls.

Best news is that the iPhone game element to Blindscape works. We got our first build for iPhone today from Dylan. I forsee some problems in making the audience use iPhones to interface with the show but it also opens up alot of unseen possibilities. I have alot of lions breathing down my neck about this part of the show. But essentually, with a clean game design and well thought out show, it will be spectacular.

I’m a little concerned at the moment about building an awesome framework for an artpiece without content or driving idea for it. But then again, personally I’m not an ideas person.. It’s about making the art. Doing it, process and life, and I love making games, and I love making circus.. So it’s a great feeling being in that room walking it all though and coming up with stuff and making the two elements push against each other.

Right now I want the space to dream, and I don’t want to look at another peice of paper, or have to explain my ideas to anybody. They’re my treasures and secrets. Secrets are best kept close in the top pocket of your shirt.

Skye

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Hexagonal grid

Hexagonal grid

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Kieran playing the original Blindscape computer game for the first time today.

Kieran playing the original Blindscape computer game for the first time today.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We got some covert rebel training in at NICA the other. Working on some sweet skills :)
Skye and K.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today Kieran and I were talking alot about Blindscape as an installation with a performance involved. This is something he showed me the other day I really like alot.

Skye

Monday, October 10, 2011

I just google image searched “Laying on the street” because I like it as a context for a performance and these are a few of the images that came up.

There seems to be a real protest theme and a relationship to money going on. There are war, road kill, natural disaster and homeless issues, but in juxta to this it seems to be very hipster cool and also a very childlike thing to do, playing on the street. I like the image of the construction workers building the street. I love watching construction workers late at night making repairs. I remember our street being resurfaced as a kid, it was fun, and also the massive down lights they used. Construction work can be quite whimsical, they have beautiful machinery. I like the treasures we find on the street, in the gutters, drains and side walks.

I’m drawn to the idea also that you need to feel the physical space of something to connect with it. Recently I smashed a hole in my wall with a hammer naked late at night. There was a rush of confusing emotions, so I took a shower and for the first time ever felt like I and the house were one. I needed to scar something to become connect with it. Perhaps this is why street artists might claim to ‘love this city’ so much.

I was originally drawn to the idea of laying on the street because of the emotional feeling it conjures when you do. Imagine a performance where the audience had to lay on the street and watch circus / theatrical actions and every now and again are told a car is coming and they have to get up and move out of the way. In an experiential performance, this would be great with many different perspectives including sitting in a car to get to the performance, laying in different ways, playing games, racing boats in the gutters, closing eyes etc. You’d really have to trust your performers. Our streets are paved in so much history and blood.

Skye

ps. While in Loas I remember seeing a guy with no leg crawling along the road like a dog. I sat down and thought, what an interesting perspective to live. Later that week I took a scooter out on the highway 200Km’s into the wild.

"Laying on the Street" image set number two.