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This is a transliteration of “hitRECord” into hieroglyphics. The ancient Egyptians believed that when something was recorded it became part of eternity. They therefore recorded everything like crazy, at least the good stuff…famines, plagues and military defeats, eh, not so much. (On the flip side, if something wasn’t recorded it never “really” happened. Due to this belief they tended to “forget” to record the above mentioned defeats/etc and were also big fans of defacing the artifacts of people they didn’t like, in essence erasing their enemies from existence.). Language was art and art was language. Everything in their art and language had meaning and significance because it rippled into eternity.
Some notes for those who might enjoy it:
Aesthetics were very important to Egyptian writing, more important than spelling and grammar even. Shifting around letters and words to make the writing look pretty was completely acceptable. “Pretty”, in hieroglyphics, meant “in nice little boxes”. I’ve written “hitRECord” vertically because it looks prettier this way.
Egyptian writing left out most vowels so there is no “i”. Signs, in order from top to bottom, represent a courtyard (h), loaf of bread (t), mouth (r), double reed (long e), basket (k), lasso (o), mouth (r) and hand (d). The last sign is called a determinative. Because of all the missing vowels, and the rearranging of letters for pretty’s sake, Egyptians added a type of idea-sign (determinative) at the end of each word that hinted (helped you determine) what word they actually meant. This determinative, a man and woman with three plurality strokes, is used for “community”, “family” and the like.
I think that’s it.
(The gads of extra blue are just to keep this record from resizing into something ten feet long. ;-)
Georges Méliès' "Éclipse du Soleil en Pleine Lune" His films are truly amazing for that day and age. Anyway, I cropped the sun and added some color to him.
circulation~ [first part of first draft of first idea] [that means this isn't done yet >_>]
bit different, 'cause I did it all with pen and no pencil sketches. (so it's not all that gloriously well planned)
thought it fit into IrmaVep's beautiful (and very linear) images with more cohesion. we are circuitry as much as we are circulation, created out of connected dots, all by inspiration or accident.
I've run out of paper, so this is all I can do until I get more. I'd love some feedback before I continue, though. :) colour for one thing.
this needs some music too! anybody got suggestions? :D
PS this lack of activity stream is totally cramping my style. :<
circuitous : (of a route or journey) longer than the most direct way
again, still working on this. I'll finish adding the bursts of colour when I'm done developing the next several sequences. this is really turning out to be my most ambitious animation yet, hah! :D at some point i'm pretty sure I'll learn how to draw a circle
I think, in all, it should be about a minute long when I'm done, but that depends on what kind of stuff I add later.
the next step is a tree growing up out of the RECycle sign, splitting off, and then... something.
PS, I wrote a derpy, really long rant about word association and analysis in the comments, so you wouldn't have to read it if you didn't want to. :D
this is definitely becoming more of a dream-like narrative exploration, which I'm not sure is the direction it's supposed to go, but it's sorta leading the way all by itself. I'm not actually driving this thing, I'm just putting it on paper. :'D
sorry this gets so loosey-goosey towards the end, but being that this is a work in progress (and will be for a while) I managed to convince myself out of feeling bad for uploading it like this.
if you ever felt the need to get a closer insight to the process of an ADD artist, this looks a lot like it.
I totally started this evening with an excellent work ethic, but then I started watching 'How to Train Your Dragon' and that put a right stop to that.
also, I kept her in black instead of white (mostly) like IrmaVep's image, 'cause I wanted to maintain some continuity of character and keep the contrast between the male and female figures for later. just so you know. :D
i designed this stamp/seal for use in the Manifesto collaboration, with direction & encouragement from the lovely miss irmavep. (thank you dear!)
i've also uploaded a zip file of the high res .psd file so it can be tweaked/altered within the layers for extra remixing potential: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/547073
This is what popped into my head when I looked at Marke's art. Do not ask me why, as I don't know. I just knew I wanted to execute it.
I wanted to have the coffins all be perfectly aligned and identical, but it turns out that that is pretty hard to do by hand.
pencil then photoshop... (again, I've been listening too the lovely, lovely song and then this is the image that translates - I'm so glad I'm hearing in pictures again. this is different than the first image in my head, which was more collage-like and a person made of leaves disintegrating, I wish I (or someone else) could realize that one...)
1 out of three collages on the Human Disguise
This one is supposed to be about the 'tangible' disguises that people use (the things we can see and touch). The clothes we wear, make up, shoes, the things we buy, the places we live in, etc, can be the things that we hide behind. They can be a part of the disguises that we built for ourselves physically.
One of two pieces Banksy did on a recent visit to Boston
This isn't directly related to occupy wall st but I figured I'd add it to the collab after sfdetroiter pointed out how fitting the sentiment is =)
I've always loved the shape of waveforms. So I downloaded one of Joe's videos, grabbed the audio where he said "Are we recording?" and captured the waveform, then edited it in Photoshop. This is more a conceptual thing than a finished piece!
I took fabulouslyfreckled's colour scheme of my visual sound image and just spread the text out. The idea is to have the text appear below the part of the waveform with the actual word shapes.
I found this street sign in a nearby town and thought it could be good for remixing. I have a few more shots that I will put up later.
This is the route that "Little Blue" (the box that contained the cameras, the journal & all the addressed envelopes), took around the world.
dan and the Teafaerie's HitRECord Manifesto.
This is HitRECord. It's an experiment. It's an art movement. It's a revolution...
Just stumbled upon this thing I wrote a while back. Before we were a production company with the hitRECord Accord and all that, our 2009 v3 website had only this to say...
That's what it's all about, isn't it?
Pressing one button (real or imaginary, on a camera, on a laptop, on a pen, on your mind...) to capture everything you see, inside or outside your head. And then press another button, a RED one this time, to share it with the world. And then hope they see what you've seen or maybe, see beyond it.
That's what we do, that's what I do...& I hope we will all keep doing it.