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As Below So Above

16 Aug
Artwork for As Below So Above; an abstract experimental journey through growth, decay, the interconnections of the underworld and life on earth above it. Curated by musician and artist Richard Knox. Commissioned by The Tent People for Festival Sessions 2022. A 3 hour live a/v installation. Sunday September 4th, 7pm-10pm, The Festival Sessions, Hayfield.

It’s been a long time, though I’m not the most regular of posters at the best of times.

However, for the past few months or so (maybe longer, time is a blur) I’ve been working on a rather epic undertaking, a three hour experimental film to accompany a live music performance at a festival in Hayfield this September.

I’m very excited about finishing the piece – currently in the last stages, fingers crossed – and it’s certainly been very different to anything I’ve attempted as an editor before (though it echoes photography projects I used to work on that almost became the artwork for a popular indie band’s third (or fourth) album; Hint: It was Los Campesinos!

Here’s what The Tent People wrote about the project:

“We absolutely could not be more excited to tell you about our Festival Sessions finale piece. This amazing, immersive, installation has been curated by our pal and creative wonder, Richard Knox and commissioned by us to take you on an experimental journey through growth, decay, the interconnections of the underworld and life on earth above it……

As Below So Above is an audio and visual installation that explores the connections between the complex and fascinating networks that control the underground and the similarities and consequences of human behaviour living above it. The cyclical nature of this work provides a framework for experimentation, for themes to return and for the infinite possibilities of the natural world to unravel.

The immersive installation will feature a constantly evolving live soundtrack performed by Richard Knox, Claire Knox and Luke Bhatia alongside an experimental film by Owain Paciuszko. The tent will be transformed into a cocoon of light and sound and will also feature specially created fabric hangings by designer and printmaker Lauren Riley.

WE CANNOT WAIT!!!! Get your tickets now via website: www.thetentpeople.co.uk/festival-sessions

Non Canon: The Saying Of The Seers

8 Apr

A while back I made a music video for my friend Barry and his band Oxygen Thief (you can watch it here), it depitcted a far-flung future where bands have to play their gigs online and the audience all attend virtually.

Last year Barry asked me to make a video for his other band Non Canon, we came up with an idea and filmed the video in February.

The video wound up being a depiction of the repetitive monotony of someone, essentially, stuck in their home, with their actions kind of over-lapping and interacting with one another. A depiction of self-isolation if you will…

I hope you enjoy the video. Non Canon’s new album is available for purchase here (and you should buy it because it’s brilliant): https://noncanon.lnk.to/NonCanonII

Hopefully the next time Barry asks me to make a video we’ll make something utopian, socialist and optimistic to counteract the rather stark prophecies of our other two endeavours thus far.

Adam Meet Eve – Watch My Short Film Online NOW!

1 May

Hello,

In case that title didn’t clue you in, you can watch the short film I shot last year online now here: https://youtu.be/T7L6856bthU

It’s quite nice that I’m sharing it with everyone today, as 10 years ago I handwrote the first draft of the script and did a sketch of the costumes too, so now you can see if my vision then matches up to the actualisation now!

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Hope you enjoy it.

Owain x