A collaborative project with
Anglepoise®, Strong Island & The University of Portsmouth.
10 artists/designers twinned with 10 photographers and an Anglepoise® light.
The website plots the progress of their processes and outcome. A year long project ending in a series of exhibitions and 10 posters / 10 videos. www.anglepoise.com/ www.strong-island.co.uk/ www.port.ac.uk/ #creatingbalance
one of the outcomes of the Creating Balance Project is to highlight the work of creatives in Portsmouth. Artists Roo & Barry Abrook have been collaborating with Anglepoise over the past few months and here is a sneak preview of the work they have been doing. Mixing old designs with a modern twist and using analogue treatments. Their work is currently for sale at Pitfield in Winchester and soon available on the Anglepoise website.
Some of the participants from The Creating Balance Project visited the exhibition in Pitfield Pop-Up, Winchester on Sunday to view their work on show. Artist My Dog Sighs brought along his ‘Art Pendant Lamp’ working with Anglepoise® to achieve a very similar effect to the original lamp he used as a palette for the Creating Balance Project.
His Art Pendant lamps and Can Man Framed Prints will be for sale in Pitfield later this week.
Artists Roo and Barry Abrook have been working on a collection of Anglepoise® inspired prints combining the visual humour of Surrealism, the fascination of “The English Eccentric” and an appreciation of iconic design. Pages from Literary and Mathematic books have been hand selected to reflect the use of an Anglepoise® lamp, for reading, and the design process leading to the manufacture of the original lamp itself. Hand drawn illustrations are combined with personal photography to generate their own distinctive imagery. Prints are produced, using archival inks, onto actual pages of vintage and antique books. The result of this process is a complete one-off with no two book page prints the same.
A video of the opening night back in September of the project in Speakeasy Expresso and Brew Bar as part of the London Design Festival and Icon Design Trail. Thanks to Richard Denbigh and Emma Huskins students at The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth.