Working on hand building a moon jar to project an animation onto. Its hard without a banding wheel, but have ordered one which should arrive in the next few days, with some better clay (the stuff im using is horrid) Ill probably end up re-doing it properly, but its all good practice at hand building.
Have been watching some great videos on Japanese hand building. Is there something in the fact that Japanese society has holds the two extremes of technology together in their society. The most simple ways of making (hand building from clay, raku etc) and then the total cutting edge of computer technology. Maybe its to do with a cultural philosophy. A control of ones mind, so that new technology is not a threat to individual conciousness?
Maybe its just as divided as everywhere else in the world, and crafts like that are as foreign to big city futurists as an angler fish is to the glow of the moon.
Quick thoughts on photography, CGI and created immersive worlds.
Since the invention of photography ‘seeing’ was believing, then photoshop and blender, and it is no longer so. With cgi we can actually ‘explore’ places we can never go because they simply don’t exist anywhere, even though they look so tantalisingly real. This is something like the uncanny nature of a reoccurring dream. A place so real to you, to your subconscious mind, but unattainable. There is a melancholy about it.
dream/immersion/escape/realityvsfiction/drawn into the world of the unreal/ leaving crowded earth behind, leaving responsibility behind/ there is a melancholy there too/of hiding from the world/hiding from the scary future/an evolution of projecting our subconsciousness into some visual medium, like a lucid dream.
❝ I had a dream the other night that the moon had been completely absorbed my industry in the future. Its entire surface was covered with pipes and machinery. It no longer glowed. I said to my dad (who was with me in the space bus at the time) how sad it was. He said it was the way of progress, just a thing that in time will happen, like the corruption of all things. It was like, since we had reached out further into the universe, our home planet no longer mattered, we lost all sense of home and of what is precious. So alien. ❞
I remember when i first watched this scene. Its Earth, the 2030s. While destroying lunar colonies man has inadvertently ‘screwed up’ the moons orbit. Its breaking apart. Monumental, tragic, terrifying, awe inspiring. Like a harpooned whale. Such a striking idea, that we could literally destroy the moon. And whatever you think about the actual science of the idea, as an abstract concept it really hits a spot somewhere in me. It would be just the most tragic thing. Like the death of a parent, or a great friend. Really sublime in its most terrifying sense.