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Fran's Room

Fran’s Room

Last year I built a website for Francesca Millican-Slater, a performer who had recently relocated to Birmingham. When I visited her to discuss this I was struck by how batshit crazy her flat was. Converted from offices above some shops in a suburb of Kings Heath it had post-war wood panelling and the maddest carpet [...]

River Rea Welly Walk

River Rea Welly Walk

Update: Due to snow and a lack of Spring I’ve decided to postpone this until falling in the river is a less frightening prospect. It will happen though. I promise. I’ve had this idea for a walk and it’s not really to do with photography so I’m going to do it as an Art-Pete thing, [...]

BYOB photo zoom loop

BYOB photo zoom loop

Ant asked me to do something with the Bring Your Own Beamer: Birmingham photos. These were his instructions. * 1 minute long * 640 x 480 * No audio * Jump straight into photos i.e. no title screens or fading * Keep effects to a minimum * Make it awesome I sat on it for [...]

Favicons 3, 2, 1

Favicons 3, 2, 1

A quick piece based on a series of files which caught my eye on my Mac. This is intended to be printed at A3.

KiteCam on my Beamer

KiteCam on my Beamer

Here’s the video I’m projecting on the walls at Bring Your Own Beamer, and event I’ve curated with Antonio Roberts. It’ll run on a loop for three hours. It takes place at Vivid in Digbeth, Birmingham, on Friday March 16th from 7-10pm. I believe we have 21 projectors confirmed, all running at the same time. [...]

Fran’s Room
Fran's Room

Last year I built a website for Francesca Millican-Slater, a performer who had recently relocated to Birmingham. When I visited her to discuss this I was struck by how batshit crazy her flat was. Converted from offices above some shops in a suburb of Kings Heath it had post-war wood panelling and the maddest carpet [...]

River Rea Welly Walk
River Rea Welly Walk

Update: Due to snow and a lack of Spring I’ve decided to postpone this until falling in the river is a less frightening prospect. It will happen though. I promise. I’ve had this idea for a walk and it’s not really to do with photography so I’m going to do it as an Art-Pete thing, [...]

BYOB photo zoom loop
BYOB photo zoom loop

Ant asked me to do something with the Bring Your Own Beamer: Birmingham photos. These were his instructions. * 1 minute long * 640 x 480 * No audio * Jump straight into photos i.e. no title screens or fading * Keep effects to a minimum * Make it awesome I sat on it for [...]

Favicons 3, 2, 1
Favicons 3, 2, 1

A quick piece based on a series of files which caught my eye on my Mac. This is intended to be printed at A3.

KiteCam on my Beamer
KiteCam on my Beamer

Here’s the video I’m projecting on the walls at Bring Your Own Beamer, and event I’ve curated with Antonio Roberts. It’ll run on a loop for three hours. It takes place at Vivid in Digbeth, Birmingham, on Friday March 16th from 7-10pm. I believe we have 21 projectors confirmed, all running at the same time. [...]

Skype Grid
Skype Grid

I did an hour long interview today over Skype. The video was sent to me for reference (I very rarely remember what I say in conversations so it’s handy to review in case I said anything stupid or useful) and I was intrigued by how static I was. Partly because it was done relatively early [...]

Railroad Towns video
Railroad Towns video

Railroad Towns by Friends of the Stars Last January I shot a video for Friends of the Stars, a Brummie / Scots country folk band whose Birmingham contingent live near to me. We went for a walk around the Lifford Reservoir and I recorded sequences through my TTV contraption. Using the motor drive function I [...]

Outer Circle
Outer Circle

As part of 11-11-11, a psychogeographic exploration of Birmingham’s Outer Circle bus route on November 11th in 2009, I chose to cycle the route and create a photographic record of the bus stops. By focusing identikit street furniture placed at strategic points along Europe’s longest bus route, I hoped to develop an understanding of Birmingham, [...]

BYOB Prelinger
BYOB Prelinger

I’m currently involved with curating an event as part of the Flatpack Festival called Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) on March 16th at Vivid. BYOB is an event where artists bring the own digital projector and laptop and everyone shows their work at the same time in the same room. It’s the brainchild of Antonio [...]

Averaged Selly Oak
Averaged Selly Oak

The other week I paid a visit to Claire Farrell of EC-Arts who was setting up the base for her current project 48 Sheet in one of the many empty shop units in the Mailbox. Claire, you’ll remember, was responsible for my exhibition at the Library last year which challenged me in such a way [...]

Jupiter
Jupiter

Inspired by Prof Cox and his astronomy television program, and on learning the planet Jupiter would be visible tonight, I wrapped up warm, slapped a long lens on the camera, set up the tripod and tried my hand as astrophotography. It’s not easy. But while my photos might consist of blurry pixels I thought I’d [...]

Koyaanisqatsi Average Pixels
Koyaanisqatsi Average Pixels

After the IMG_4228 experiments I was pointed by Hannah to Jason Salavon’s work, reducing frames of a movie down to 1 pixel and displaying them in sequence. It’s similar in ways to the movie barcodes but visually closer to my final piece. So I thought I’d give it a go. I’d recently gotten around to [...]

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Art-Pete is the blog of Pete Ashton when he's thinking about art. It primarily contains photos and videos of work he's completed in this quest. The majority of his writing occurs on his main blog.

Through 2010 this blog was the home of TTV Pete where I talked about and sold my Through The Viewfinder photos. That stuff is still in the archives but I've moved on. Through 2011 this blog was a little confused but I think I've figured it out now.

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