James Paddock’s The’SHELLS’ project was funded by Arts Council England in 2017. Below is a blog following the activities of the project.
The ‘Blinds’ video installation is about human nature and the boundaries or ‘Shells’ we form in life. Looking at the realities within the analogue and digital age, cultural/social network groupings. Referring to our beginnings as humans to the internet social networking of today and the urge to protect our habitats or environment/environments. The human habitat at concern here is the over-development of the South of England where James lives. A public footpath/view where James walked daily was developed upon in 2017.
Here’s the link to the ‘Blinds’ film:
London Exhibition with the ‘Blinds’ installation.
Essay by Charlotte Bradley on the ‘Shells’ exhibition.
FILM DOCUMENTATION OF THE ‘SHELLS’ EXHIBITION, EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE.
SHELLS PROJECT : Installation.
MAKING BIG PROGRESS AT THE PRODUCTION HOUSE WITH THE HELP OF KYE WILSON.
Hattie Gotobed film still taken from ‘Blinds’ part of the ‘Shells project’.
A shot of London Actor Dean Kilbey playing the ‘Elder’ in the filming for the ‘Blinds’ art installation last Sunday, part of the ‘Shells’ project. A project by Visual Artist James Paddock and the team at the Hampshire location.
Filming today for the ‘Blinds’ Installation of the ‘Shells project’.
The ‘Shells’ project consists of two video installations: ‘Blinds’ talks about the human condition, raising questions and issues about our current period in time. ‘Nets’ an observation and commentary about how we might see mental ill health in our western societies.
Myself, Co-Director Rob Luckins and Project Manager Kye Wilson took a look at the Hampshire location for the ‘Blinds’ video Installation, part of the ‘Shells’project.
More details to come soon!