War and Beauty

Andy Parsons writes: ‘One of the projects I am working on in Wolfe Tone street is a show of projections designed collaboratively with Japanese artist Hidehiko Ishibashi. We will use overhead projectors to fill the space with drawings and images of found objects.

With this in mind, this week young model created a giant screen and used it as a backdrop to create films exploring the themes of nature, war and history. They used a variety of found objects such as airfix soldiers and used them alongside paper cut outs. The resulting shapes were projected up, moved around and filmed to create delicately coloured, almost pretty looking films. The idea of using toys to depict scenes from war is not as superficial as it may seem. The idea that someone might find beauty in anything related to war poses some fairly hefty questions about the role of art.” – Andy Parsons

The films and projections young model created will be screened on Friday night to accompany the New Spaces for Music performance by You’re Only Massive and Babybeef.

See the rest of the Projection workshops shots on flickr>

Read Andy’s earlier blog on the Wolfetone Pharmacy Studio>

View a clip from the previous Young Model Graffiti workshop here>