The final collection of images produced in response to the Circus paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec for this weeks kick about.
Another party of images produced in response to the Circus paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. I imagine these images as the climax of a circus act just as they perform a stunt and when multitudes of coloured confetti rain on the audience drowned out by cheers.
A third set of images created in response to the Circus paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. Exploring the explosions of light, colour and shapes that fill the walls and ceiling within the big top.
A second set of images created in response to the latest kick about over on Red’s Kingdom. There’s a collection of images kit bashed in each image produced, quite a few from previous kick about creations as well as various trips to theme parks and the swirly delights of long exposure light painting.
This weeks kick about over on Red’s Kingdom is the circus themed paintings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Initially, I had the idea of loading up an old battered and broken blue iPhone that I didn’t expect to turn on, from which to rip some photographs from a circus I attended with friends, the circus standing tall on the iconic Rochester hill where I went to uni. Amazingly, the phone turned on with its red battery charging symbol loading through the cracked pixelated screen. The joy on my face when I held the tiny phone in my comically large hands… However in my many attempts to get all those photos off this ancient iPhone, technology somehow fucked me over and devastatingly wiped every single photo from the phone, including all the photos I wanted to use for this week’s prompt!
I ended up sitting and sulking on the idea for a while and contemplated coming up with something completely different, but stubbornly I didn’t want to, and I did find a handful of those very photos from that iPhone stored on my laptop that I never deleted. So instead of being a moody little shit, I decided to try and make something from them by duplicating the original photos and using previous creations and random photos laid on top to attempt to create some new compositions exploring the light, energy and disorientating weirdness of a circus. I guess with the recent anniversary of the Kick-About, in some ways it can seem poetic to use a bunch of outpourings from previous Kick-About’s to create something completely new.