Richard Ansett

Projects & production

14/06/2012

Installation of Mother & Baby Triptych, Donetsk, Ukraine

Arrival of 1.2 tonnes of light boxes from London © Richard Ansett 2012

Preparation batons for central light box panel Mother & Child 2 2.8m x 1.8m © Richard Ansett 2012

Lifting Light box panel Mother & Child #2 onto batons © Richard Ansett 2012

‘Supervising’ installation © Richard Ansett 2012

First lighting test of Triptych © Richard Ansett 2012

The works arrived incredibly late on Thursday evening after leaving London via Germany, through Poland and eventually passing through customs into Ukraine. Thanks to the amazing work of the people at IZOLYATSIA + a little Ukrainian ‘luck’ we were incredibly fortunate to get the works at all before the Private View on Saturday.

We worked through the night to install the baby Triptych and hung the Hospital Gardens and Autistic Boys in a City Park on the Friday. On Saturday morning we levelled the works with lasers and the electricians began the wiring process.

The architect Krists Ernstsons has designed an extra-ordinary solution for hanging the light boxes on the side walls; solid steel heavy duty tracks with suspended steel panels with the batons attached. The works can slide from left to right and be raised and lowered.

The overall effect is overwhelming. Within the old soviet factory space has been created a cathedral environment, completely silent except for the noise of those within it. A contemplation, a re-evaluation of factory as temple to Communism to spiritual and existential environment for the contemplation of art. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the support and commitment given to these projects by the IZOLYATSIA Foundation.

There will be a short documentary film showing the process of creation and installation coming soon.

 

12/06/2012

New Interview with ART UKRAINE

© Richard Ansett 2012

There is a very subtle line between between documentation and creating a new mythology.” Asia Bazdyrieva/ART Ukraine

31/05/2012

Site preparation for installation of Works

Awaiting release of works from customs and in the mean time inspecting 12 meter wall specially constructed to house the 9 meter triptych ‘Mother & Child’ as part of the 13 piece exhibition in the 500 meter square factory building on IZOLYATSIA territory.

© Richard Ansett 2012

21/05/2012

NEW Interview with IZOLYATSIA

http://www.izolyatsia.org/artists-in-residence/richard-ansetts-interview/

30/04/2012

Partly Cloudy Preparation

After some prevarication and concerns over the time line, production of works for PARTLY CLOUDY now is fully underway.

13 bespoke light boxes housing Duratrans of Hospital Gardens, Autistic Boys in a City Park and Mother & Child upto 2.7 meters x 1.8 meters are being hand built using some very interesting technology to evenly spread the light from the LEDs at the edge to the centre without any variation in exposure. We are then transporting everything from London to Ukraine (over a tonne of art) and installing it into a brutal old disused Soviet Factory in Donetsk converted into an art space. The triptych ‘Mother & Child’ will be 9 meters in length and acts as a faux alter piece.

The blacks of the Duratrans have been an issue but my printer has committed been committed  to experimentation with masking and processing times and we now have an product that is equal to the C-types. A lot of the work has been done ‘blind’ and can only be judged through a testing process.

Here are some images taken by my printer Jason Tasker at Metro Imaging of some of the test strips at full size to get a sense of the scale.

© Jason Tasker 2012

© Jason Tasker 2012

10/08/2011

Portfolio review and project presentation to Boris Mikhailov, IZOLYATSIA residency, Donetsk, UKRAINE. Images copyright Дмитрий Сергеев.

Me , Nuno Barroso and Boris Mikhailov, Donetsk, Ukraine